Sow into trays or punnets and keep in a warm place until weather is suitable, then transplant into the garden when seedlings are ready. In warmer areas you might try sowing straight into the garden – perhaps with the back-up protection of a cloche.


One can never have enough fresh herbs in the kitchen, here's some suggestions for winter flavours


Plenty of fruit to be planted about now


Sow or plant straight into beds and containers - or into punnets for planting out when seedlings have developed several pairs of leaves.