How to ripen tomatoes indoors

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This month, the plot’s most versatile fruit makes a blushingly late arrival. Find out how to ripen green tomatoes with our top tips.

Sponsored post: August’s cut flower patch planting diary

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Louise Curley, author of The Cut Flower Patch, shares this month’s planting diary.

Get creative with herbs

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Copious crops? These culinary ideas will help you cope with a herb glut

Jekka McVicar’s useful but less obvious herbs

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Read our feature on Jekka McVicar (page 90 of August’s The Simple Things)? Add her suggestions for useful but less obvious herbs to your shopping list.

Sponsored post: July’s cut flower patch planting diary

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Louise Curley, author of The Cut Flower Patch, shares this month’s planting diary.

Grow a wildflower meadow

wildflower meadow growing tips | the simple things

Turn a bare patch, neglected corner, or even a container, into a glorious, wildflower meadow.

How to be a mindful eater PLUS three simple tea infusion recipes

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Yes, we love food, but it doesn’t always get our full attention. Time to reconnect your mind with your mouth and become a mindful eater.

Jekka’s Herbetum Open Days

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Don’t miss the chance to sneak a peak behind the scenes of Jamie Oliver’s favourite herb grower, with open days at Jekka McVicar’s new Herbetum in South Gloucestershire.

Recipe: Lemon verbena sherbet

lemon verbena sherbet recipe | the simple things

In June’s The Simple Things, Lia Leendertz picks early-season crops and herbs for that first taste of summer. Turn to page 44 for fresh and tasty home-grown recipes, including this one for lemon verbena sherbet.

Sponsored post: June’s cut flower patch planting diary

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Louise Curley, author of The Cut Flower Patch, shares this month’s planting diary.