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ON THE PLOT WITH THE 3 Mudketeers • The KG team offer chat, gardening gossip
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READY, SET… FRUIT! • It’s a common puzzle: your courgettes or tomatoes are growing away strongly and there are flowers aplenty. But why aren’t there any fruits? Ben Vanheems looks at some of the reasons behind poor fruit set in these summertime staples
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Produce FIT FOR A champion • When Wimbledon winner and former world number one tennis player Sir Andy Murray bought Cromlix Hotel in Dunblane in 2013, one of his priorities was installing a kitchen garden. Garden manager Sarah Janisch Corser explains
LETTUCE TSLK • Lettuce is one of the easiest and quickest veg to grow, says Rob Smith, so this month he looks at the range of varieties you can try
SEEDS WITH STORIES MAKE TASTIER FRUITS • Home-grown produce almost always tastes better than shop-bought fruit and vegetables. With that in mind, just imagine how delicious tomatoes and peppers raised from saved seed can taste. Professional gardener Nicola Hope explains
ONE TO TRY Coriander ‘Leisure’ • This is one of the most useful herbs you can grow as its wonderful fragrant leaves really add that something special to many dishes
PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL WITHOUT CHEMICALS • This month Dr Anton Rosenfeld, knowledge officer of Garden Organic, explains how you can manage pests and diseases in your gardens naturally
Roll OUT THE marrow • Pick them young as courgettes or grow them to full maturity... you can usually grow marrows without really trying, says staff writer Tony Flanagan
OUR PLOTTER OF THE MONTH • Last year we launched our competition to find 12 readers and their plots that would feature in Kitchen Garden magazine this year. Here we feature our latest worthy winner
Prizes and Sponsors • Each of our 12 winners will receive the following kindly given by our sponsors.
CROP COVERS TO FIT YOUR NEEDS • In this extract from her book Growing Under Cover, Niki Jabbour offers advice on the range of covers you can use to protect your crops
PICK A PICNIC • Whether you are packing up a picnic or dining al fresco on your patio, Emma Rawlings suggests afew home-grown goodies, recipes and products to make it that bit special
COOK UP A PICNIC FEAST • Here are some lovely summery recipes using produce from your plot. You can vary the following according to what fruits or veg you have.
WAYS WITH WATER • Water is a precious resource, says Stephanie Hafferty. This month she looks at different ways it can be used efficiently and effectively in the garden to benefit both plants and wildlife
COURGETTE AND SUMMER HERB BREAKFAST MUFFINS
Back to school WITH raspberries! • With a focus on raspberries, this month David Patch explains exactly what is required to cultivate the tastiest of fruit
RASPBERRIES FOR FLAVOUR
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