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ON THE VEG PATCH • TASKS FOR YOUR VEGETABLE PATCH
PESTS AND PROBLEMS
WHAT TO DO IN MARCH
IN THE GREENHOUSE
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ON THE PLOT with the 3 Mudketeers • The KG team offer chat, tips and gardening gossip
GROW WITH BELLE • MAKE YOUR OWN WELLIE PLANTERS!
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How to start a new plot
RAISED BEDS OR NOT?
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 meet one of our winners
Prizes and sponsors • Each of our 12 winners will receive the following kindly given by our sponsors.
ASPARAGUS? YES, IT’S WELL WORTH THE WAIT! • Asparagus requires a little patience initially, says Rob Smith, but our patience will be rewarded with crops for many years to come
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YOUR KG GROWING GUIDE TO... CARROTS • Ever-popular carrots are easy to grow and so useful in all kinds of recipes from salads to soups – even cakes. KG editor Steve Ott offers his top tips for success
KG TOP CHEAT FOR LONG ROOTS
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Make your own POTTING MIXES • There are many benefits to the environment if we make our own potting mixes, and it’s great for plants too, says Dr Anton Rosenfeld, knowledge officer of Garden Organic. So how about it?
All hail the king • This month KG editor Steve Ott encourages you to embrace the unusual and to rediscover the delights of a once-popular veg
IN THE FRAME • Cold frames are an invaluable addition to any garden. Extend the growing season, harden off young plants or overwinter prized tender specimens – a well-thought-out cold frame gives the gardener more options…and more harvests. Benedict Vanheems talks us through them
MAKE A TEMPORARY COLD FRAME
KEEP IT COSY/WARM RECEPTION • Follow these simple steps to keep things cosy.
COMPOSTING WITH WORMS • Worms are one of nature’s wonders and can make fantastic compost too. In this extract from his recent book on composting, Nicky Scott offers this practical guide
GROW IT... Carrot ‘Gniff’ • A purple carrot with a creamy yellow centre and an interesting history. Of course KG deputy editor Emma Rawlings just had to try it!
AGAINST ALL ODDS • A gardener’s lot is not without its trials and tribulations. However, despite a pandemic, a lockdown and relentless predators last year, keen grower Sandra Barnes has reasons to be cheerful
Looking for the good life • After developing a passion for growing fruit and veg, Ade and Sophie Sellars quit their professional careers in the City and embarked on a gardening adventure that would change the course of their lives
Getting a greenhouse • Thinking of investing in a greenhouse or polytunnel? Deputy editor Emma Rawlings offers a guide on what to look for and where to site it
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A GREENHOUSE
COLD FRAMES, CLOCHES, AND SAVING CASH! • The ever-resourceful Stephanie Hafferty with more top tips and...