Plus he lists his favourite garden jobs are planting and cutting anything from grass to logs.
Speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival last year, Monty described how his dogs have helped him through the "black periods" of his depression.
| Watermelon Pickles | Cucumber Pickles | Sweet Pickles, Pears, Peaches and Apples | Corn Salad | Mexican Chili Sauce | Pickled String Beans | Pickled Peaches (that will keep) | Cucumber Catsup | Tomato Catsup | Chili Sauce"... As soon as pared, peaches, pears, apples and quinces should be placed in cold water to keep them from turning dark.
Many fruits, such as pears, quinces, citrons, watermelon rinds, cherries, currants, etc., harden when put at first into a thick syrup.
The vinegar should never be boiled but should be poured on the pickles hot as it comes to the first scald.
If pickles are put into brine the brine should be strong enough to float an egg.