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TOP JOBS FOR APRIL • TASKS FOR YOUR VEGETABLE PATCH
THREE STEPS TO BETTER POTATOES FROM A RAISED BED
ON THE VEG PATCH
PESTS AND PROBLEMS
ENCOURAGE GOOD POLLINATION
SUPPORT PEAS AND BEANS
WHAT TO DO IN APRIL
IN THE GREENHOUSE
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ON THE PLOT WITH THE 3 Mudketeers • The KG team offer chat, tips and gardening gossip
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GROW A CHRISTMAS DINNER • Grow your own vegetables for the festive table and turn up the dial on taste! Christmas may feel like a very long way off, but plans for home-grown festive fare start now, says Benedict Vanheems
HOW TO AVOID A BRASSICA MASSACRE • Brassicas have more than their fair share of pests. Here’s how to evade them.
CHRISTMAS CRACKERS • These hardy souls are perfect for filling the festive larder.
ALL THE TRIMMINGS
Q&A …ON SOWING SEEDS • Here are some common questions we get asked about sowing seeds
CLASSY CURDS? YES YOU CAN! • Cauliflower has a reputation for being a tricky plant to grow but with careful preparation and a little TLC, says Rob Smith, you can be assured of a good crop
TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT
Courgette? YOU BET! • If you’re new to growing veg, courgettes may look like they could be a difficult crop to grow. The truth is, says Tony Flanagan, they’re one of the easiest and (be warned!) one of the most prolific
ONES TO TRY
CORNWALL, CABBAGES AND KEEPING IT TRADITIONAL • Fourth generation brassica growers Mark and Lowenna Arnold reveal the rationale underpinning their family business, Cornish Cabbage Plants, which produces bare rooted brassicas for the home gardener
IT’S CRUNCH TIME! • Celery is an integral part of any salad, and cool, crisp sticks freshly picked from the garden are a delight. KG editor Steve Ott offers his advice for growing tasty heads
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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 one of our winners
Prizes and sponsors • Each of our 12 winners will receive the following kindly given by our sponsors.
HISTORY IN THE SOWING • For Ben Thornton, the Young Grower it’s not just about the seed, it’s also the story behind the seed that inspires him
BRING ON THE BEES • Bees perform such a vital role in the garden, yet for many reasons they are struggling and need our help. KG editor Steve Ott suggests some simple ways to lend these wonderful insects a helping hand
KG TOP TIP MAKE A HOME FOR BEES
KG FAVOURITES • Here are a few of my favourite common-all- garden blooms that are also great bee plants. Check out local gardens to see which are most likely to thrive in your area.
THE POTTED PLOT • Since lockdown, gardeners are looking to fill every space with produce. Many are novices, keen to try a few packets of seeds for the first...