The October issue of Smallholder magazine is out now.

There's plenty of ideas and advice on what to sow, grow and enjoy on the smallholding and allotment in October, including a special feature on the best broad bean varieties for over wintering.

In house poultry expert Janice Houghton-Wallace explains what maintenance can be done on the hen house to save money and keep chickens safe and well through winter.

Scottish Expert Beemaster Ann Chilcott looks at beeswax, what it is, its beneficial properties and how to use it in the home.

Livestock expert Heidi M Sands considers the best way to breed puppies and smallholder extraordinaire Helen Babbs offers a step by step guide to planting a vineyard, the perfect diversification project.

There's advice on caring for juvenile hedgehogs, how to make a hügelkultur bed, an article on Forest Schools and tons more.

Make sure you're not missing out by hitting the subscribe button, call 01778 392011, email or buy from your local newsagent.