IN THE VEGIE PATCH
Growing peas or broad beans? If you can’t wait for the harvest, snip off the young shoots to eat. They’re great in stir fries.
Grow edible flowers such as viola, salvia, calendula, nasturtium and lavender for extra-pretty garnishes.
Try distracting aphids with a magnet plant (try chives) to make them easier to kill and attract them away from the other edibles.
Plant some new potatoes for delicious homegrown baby spuds or chats for Christmas lunch.