Top ten plants to help make the most of the harvest
As flowers fade from the garden, now’s the time for attractive fruits and berries to take centre stage. Some are ornamental, adding sparkling colours to garden borders and arrangements, while others provide a welcome source of food for birds as the weather turns cold. Then there are those crops of fruits, nuts and berries that we can eat.
Autumn is about squirreling away this edible fruitfulness for the cold months ahead, so stock up the freezer and store cupboard and indulge in a spot of pickling and preserving. Use the glut of fruits and berries for all manner of jams, jellies, chutneys, sauces and liquors that will capture the flavours of the season. And as the ground is still warm, now’s the ideal time to get planting these suggestions for next year’s harvest.