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TOP JOBS FOR JUNE • TASKS FOR YOUR VEGETABLE PATCH BY JOYCE RUSSELL
PESTS AND PROBLEMS
IN THE GREENHOUSE
WHAT’S NEW? • ALL THE LATEST NEWS, PRODUCTS & FACTS FROM THE WORLD OF KITCHEN GARDENING
HAVE YOUR SAY • CONTACT US WITH YOUR LETTERS AND TIPS: TFLANAGAN@MORTONS.CO.UK
ON THE PLOT WITH THE 3 Mudketeers • The KG team offer chat, tips and gardening gossip
GROW WITH BELLE • CUT-AND-COME-AGAIN SALAD LEAVES
WRITE IN AND WIN – EVERY QUESTION WINS A PRIZE!
KG PROBLEM SOLVER • GOT A FRUIT OR VEG PROBLEM? ASK KG FOR HELP
Sauce from the source • The secret to a delicious pasta dish lies in the quality of the ingredients, says Benedict Vanheems. Fresh produce makes for a superior sauce, even better if you’ve grown it yourself!
GROWING OYSTER MUSHROOMS
ADD SOME HERBS
PUMP UP THE VOLUME • Winter squashes are lovely to grow, adding colour to the plot in summer and filling the store cupboard in winter. KG editor Steve Ott offers some top tips for getting the most from these delicious veggies
SUMMER OR WINTER SQUASH?
FAVOURITE WINTER VARIETIES
TIME FOR BEDS • An enthusiastic advocate of the raised bed and container growing, Rob Smith surveys the options
THAT SUNNY SUNFLOWER FEELING • Whether the sun is shining or not, says Tony Flanagan, bring some sunshine into your life with sunflowers
THE ONLY WAY IS UP! • Short on space to pack with tasty fruit and vegetables? Just look up – there are so many vertical spaces around you just waiting to make a home for baskets, containers, climbers and more
MAXIMISE YOUR GROWING SPACE • If you don’t have a large plot there are various techniques to help improve the productivity of what area you do have. Emma Rawlings offers some suggestions
OUR PLOTTER OF THE MONTH • Last year we 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 inspirational winners
Prizes and sponsors • Each of our 12 winners will receive the following kindly given by our sponsors.
Beautiful basil • In this excerpt from his new book GrowVeg, regular KG contributor Ben Vanheems shows you how to grow basil, one of the most aromatic of herbs
SWEET CORN WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE? • A firm favourite with staff writer Tony Flanagan, sweetcorn is a must-grow veg every year
Long live the veg • Most vegetables we grow are treated as annuals and once harvested that is the end of them. What if you could keep some of them going for longer? Stephanie Hafferty has some ideas
BRING ON THE BLUEBERRIES • This month David Patch shows you how best to pot up and cultivate one of the garden’s easiest fruits to grow
BOOK TIME • SETTLE DOWN WITH A GOOD READ ON YOUR FAVOURITE SUBJECT, KITCHEN GARDENING!
MAKE YOUR OWN CLEANING SOLUTIONS • Some natural plant-based products can do a great job of cleaning your home, as garden writer Susie Kearley explains
OTHER CLEANING TIPS
ON THE OUTSIDE…
GARDENING WITH NATURE IN MIND • This month we meet Sandy Lipo of Good Roots Barn, who is so passionate about reducing plastic use in the garden she’s made a business out of it
FEEL-GOOD GARDENING • Gardening is very therapeutic, says Annabelle Padwick, who reached out to social media to get others’ views on the subject
PRODUCT REVIEWS SMART GARDENING • If you garden you must be pretty smart anyway, but here are some...