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SENSATIONAL SALSA • Fresh and spicy salsas are a centrepiece to many Mexican-inspired feasts. Prepare your own from ingredients you’ve grown yourself and prepare to turn up the dial on taste, promises Benedict Vanheems
CUE THE CUCURBITS • We grow a lot of crops that are in the Cucurbitaceae family. Emma Rawlings takes a look at this group of fruits, how they are related and otters tips on growing them
GROWING ONLINE • We dig deep into the World Wide Web to harvest some great websites, tips and gardening chit chat
It’s all in the planning • Based on his own experience of creating a new garden, Rob Smith emphasises the importance of thinking things through before you start
CHECKING FOR SHADE
CARING FOR OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS • It’s that time of year when we can do our bit to help birds when their food is scarce. Emma Rawlings looks at feeding birds and encouraging them on to our plots
Friends for life • A cherished garden tool is like an old friend – it feels comfortable, you can rely on it and treated well it can be around for life. KG editor Steve Ott has some top tips to help you get the best from your favourite
French bean ‘Hilton’ • Dwarf French beans are easy to grow, self pollinating and stringless. KG editor Steve Ott tried disease-resistant ‘Hilton’ from Johnsons Seeds
THE HOME-GROWN GARDENER • With both parents and grandparents keen gardeners, Instagrammer Jo Clark is keeping up the tradition of growing fruit and veg for her family
WINTER WORKOUT • It’s winter time on Stephanie Hafferty’s plot but there’s still plenty to do – sowing and planting, harvesting winter vegetables, making soups and stews, and giving the ground a good mulching
WINTER RAW PARSNIP SALAD
The odd couple
Sweet peas by the pint • An enthusiastic grower of sweet peas, The Young Grower Ben Thornton shares his particular method for producing beautiful blooms
SWEET PEA HISTORY
THE PINT CUP METHOD
Kitchen Garden Christmas GIFT GUIDE
Let’s talk rhubarb • Easy to grow and pretty trouble-free, rhubarb is a must-have crop for the corner of any plot. Emma Rawlings offers some top tips on growing it
PULL NOT CUT
Pear tree pruning, the golden rules • The mere mention of pruning a pear tree may be a cause of worry for some, says David Patch, but it’s more straightforward than you might think
HOME-MADE FESTIVE GIFT IDEAS! • Thinking about what to give your near and dear ones for...