Be a real cottage gardener, mix fruit and vegetables in with your herbs and flowers.
Starting with our September 2013 magazine, we will be including more articles on vegetable and fruit growing in The Cottage Gardener. These will be put on this page as they are published. We would also like members to send us information or articles about vegetable and fruit growing to put on the site - please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vegetable seeds and tubers Bill Sowerbutts (Sept 2014)
Vegetables in the border Adam Alexander (Sept 2014)
The vegetable patch Shirley Bough (June 2014)
Growing chillies without a garden Judith Varley -Evans (June 2014)
Sow and protect your fruit & veg Bill Sowerbutts (June 2014)
Getting started with vegetables Bill Sowerbutts (Mar 2014)
Five easy veg Jackie Heron (Dec 2013)
Vegetable plotting Bill Sowerbutts (Dec 2013)
Growing vegetables Bill Sowerbutts (Sept 2013)
Articles from earlier magazines
Beauty &... (runner beans) by P. Elsmore (Sept '94)
Vegs for small garden by Pam Elsmore (March 1995)
Basil Faulty by Joan Byford (June 2008)
Heirloom Tomatoes by Rand B Lee (June 1999)
Which fruit and vegs.. by M. Meeneghan (Sept 1996)
Onions from sets by Monica Meeneghan (Sept 1999)
Small ...Melon-growing by N. Ratheone (Sept 2006)
Ginger - on a windowsill by Gail Harland (June 2007)
Salsify.... by Diane Quick (Dec 2008)
Here are some more useful websites on fruit & vegs
Grow2eat.com - this site aims to provide discounts to allotment societies, horticultural associations and keen individuals.
Learn How to Garden - short video clips on how to....
Adam Alexander's website all about vegetables, especially seeds - he is a CGS member and gives talks too
Moles Seeds with culture guideline documents containing lots of information about many different vegetables (and ornamentals)
Grow your Own - masses of info from the RHS on fruit and vegs
No Dig Gardening - veg growing without digging! US-based. SITE NOT ACTIVE
Charles Dowding - another no dig gardener and lots more besides, UK-based
Pests and diseases- for all plants, from the BBC
VegDork - full of information and a place to swap info with other growers
Clairesallotmentblog - follow what is going on in her allotment
MoreVeg - great place to buy seeds, many just 50p
Nicky's Nursery - recommended by a member, good for seeds etc.
The Potato Council - for very keen potato growers! Provides a blight-warning phone app