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JOBS FOR THE MONTH • TASKS FOR YOUR VEGETABLE PATCH IN FEBRUARY BY JOYCE RUSSELL
GROWING LEEKS FROM SEED
ON THE VEG PATCH
DO IT NOW
IN THE GREENHOUSE
WHAT'S NEW? • ALL THE LATEST NEWS, PRODUCTS & FACTS FROM THE WORLD OF KITCHEN GARDENING
DID YOU KNOW? • CELEBRATE NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY!
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FROM THE FORUM
ON THE PLOT WITH THE 3 Mudketeers • The KG team offer chat, tips and gardening gossip
GNOME GROWN With Daucus Make cane toppers • It is a good idea to cover the tips of all short canes in the garden to prevent eye injuries. Here we have a simple idea to make some cane toppers out of clay
KG PROBLEM SOLVER • GOT A FRUIT OR VEG PROBLEM? ASK KG FOR HELP
WRITE IN AND WIN - EVERY QUESTION WINS A PRIZE!
Onion white rot • Your guide to common pests, diseases and other problems affecting your crops
GROWING ONLINE • We dig into the world wide web to harvest great websites, blogs and tweets
KG YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Grow like a pro! • If you want super healthy plants and increased yields, grafting is the way to go, says Rob Smith, and though it’s usually the preserve of experts, it’s not beyond the ken of the amateur gardener too
All sown up • It’s dispiriting when seeds fail to germinate or seedlings fall at the first hurdle. But like so much of gardening, a little know-how will avoid considerable heartache. Benedict Vanheems offers ideas for a trouble-free start to the growing season
HOW TO STORE SEEDS
HOW TO PERFORM A GERMINATION TEST
GNAT SO FAST!
GOOD HYGIENE • Meticulous attention to hygiene helps minimise setbacks from fungal and bacterial diseases.
WINNING WAYS • This month we feature the winners of the KG Plotter of the Year competition. Iryna and Rick Lewis took the accolade with their amazing allotment in Kirkham in Lancashire
IRYNA’S TOP TIPS
ONE TO TRY …carrot ‘Malbec F1’? • This month KG editor Steve Ott turns the spotlight on a modern carrot variety with some interesting twists
FROM BRUSSELS WITH LOVE • KG editor Steve Ott offers his top tips for growing that veg many love to hate – Brussels sprouts
The rebellious gardener • Sue Stickland heads to the ‘wild’ West Wales and meets a gardener who doesn’t play by the conventional ‘rules’ of fruit and veg gardening
KIM'S EARLIER GARDENING TIPS
SUPER SUMAC • Gather the flowers of Rhus typhina and you can turn them into a home-made spice, adding flavour to both food and drink, says gardening writer Sally Cunningham
Turning up THE HEAT • In the second instalment of this new series, it’s February and Stephanie Hafferty is making some early sowings with the help of a hot bed and propagators
HOTBED FOR PROPAGATING SEEDS
STEP-BY-STEP SEED SOWING
YOUR FREE SEEDS • Get the most from your seeds free with Kitchen Garden magazine this month
THE START OF SOMETHING bigger • We follow the ventures of some new allotment holders as they move from starter plots on to larger ones. One of Radio Derby’s Potty Plotters Elaine Crick follows their progress
GILL AND WILSON THE DOG
GIVE AWAYS • TO ENTER OUR GIVEAWAYS SEE PAGE 106 OR VISIT THE KG WEBSITE
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