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ON THE VEG PATCH • TASKS FOR YOUR VEGETABLE PATCH
PESTS AND PROBLEMS
WHAT TO DO IN FEBRUARY
IN THE GREENHOUSE
WHAT’S NEW? • ALL THE LATEST NEWS, PRODUCTS & FACTS FROM THE WORLD OF KITCHEN GARDENING
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ON THE PLOT WITH THE 3 Mudketeers • The KG team offer chat, tips and gardening gossip
GROW WITH BELLE • REGROW YOUR OWN VEGETABLES!
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KG PROBLEM SOLVER • GOT A FRUIT OR VEG PROBLEM? ASK KG FOR HELP
OUR PLOTTER OF THE MONTH • Last year we officially launched a competition to find 12 readers and their plots that would feature in Kitchen Garden magazine this year. Here we feature another of our winners
Prizes and sponsors • Each of our 12 winners will receive the following kindly given by our sponsors.
Growing in the shadows • You may not be blessed with a plot that is in full sun all day long, but you can still grow some awesome produce, says KG editor Steve Ott
Offbeat beans • There’s beans that we all know and love, and then there’s other beans that maybe we should get to know. Rob Smith takes a tour of some unusual bean varieties well worth growing
GROWING WELL • Tending your own fruit and veg patch has many benefits to you and the world...
PEP UP YOUR SUMMER WITH RADISHES • They’re probably the first veg ever grew, and haven’t stopped growing them since. A must-grow crop if ever there was one, says Tony Flanagan
WATCH OUT FOR
BETWEEN THE RIVER AND THE RAILWAY TRACK • Gardening writer Steve Neal visits an allotment site in Somerset and finds thriving plots and enthusiastic growers
YOUR GUIDE TO PERFECT PARSNIPS • Parsnips can be a tricky crop to grow successfully. Here Nigel Jewkes demonstrates how a little dedication to detail can produce the best results
NIGEL’S SOWING METHOD
Create and propagate • Want to start your seeds off early but don’t have a budget for a propagator or grow lights? Not to worry. A little bit of creative upcycling and you’ll be up and running in no time. Stephanie Hafferty shows you how
BACK TO BASICS: TREE FRUIT • In the second of his two-part series David Patch advises on choosing a new tree, its shape and size and the significance of rootstocks
SHED ESSENTIALS • We love our garden sheds, but if you are thinking of investing in a new one this year be sure to read our buyer’s guide first
FAMILY MATTERS IT’S ALL ALLIUMS • The onion is a veg plot staple but it has many edible cousins we can also grow. Emma Rawlings takes a look at the familiar alliums plus some unusual ones
Let them loose! • Gardens and allotments are great places to stimulate a child’s imagination while at the same time giving them space to develop mentally and physically. Annabelle Padwick explains
HOME-GROWN flavour you never forget • Growing your own is all about the flavour and tasting your first home-grown tomato each year is an instant reminder of why you do it. KG editor Steve Ott offers his top tips for success with this rewarding crop
PRODUCT REVIEWS SHED ACCESSORIES • If your best friend is your shed, then how about giving it some TLC with these accessories the KG team have been looking at this month?
LET’S SHED SOME LIGHT • A whistle-stop tour of things for your shed
READER OFFERS •...