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TOP JOBS FOR AUGUST • TASKS FOR YOUR VEGETABLE PATCH BY JOYCE RUSSELL
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ON THE PLOT WITH THE 3 Mudketeers • The KG team offer chat, tips and gardening gossip
GROW WITH BELLE • Make a mini wildlife pond
KG PROBLEM SOLVER • GOT A FRUIT OR VEG PROBLEM? ASK KG FOR HELP
BEAT THE HEAT! • Hotter, drier summers are becoming a regular feature in many parts of the country. Drought conditions are a challenge, while watering time can get tedious. Benedict Vanheems offers some ideas to keep crops quenched
A SECOND SHOT AT SPRING • It’s easy at this time of year to take your foot off the pedal and think that the work of sowing is done. But as KG editor Steve OTT explains, to get the best from your patch you need to keep that ground busy
COMETH THE HOUR, COMETH THE FLOWER • When it comes to the kitchen garden it’s not just veg that Rob Smith loves to grow. A whole host of flowers will bring colour to the plot -but they have many other uses too!
TOP THAT FOR TASTE! • Celebrity chef James Strawbridge offers some unique ideas for summertime pizza toppings using delicious home-grown produce
CHOOSE A ROOT TO SUCCESS • Turnips and swedes might not be the first choice in root veg, but together they can supply nutritious, healthy pickings for months on end, says KG editor Steve Ott
THE no-dig garden ON SHOW • With fellow no-dig champion Charles Dowding, Stephanie Hafferty has been working very hard on their show garden for July’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. Here’s an account of how they prepared for it
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. Meet enthusiastic growers Kayleigh and Dean, our latest winners
Floral feasts FROM YOUR garden • In her inspiring book called A Woman’s Garden: Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things, Tanya Anderson creates more than 35 inspiring projects and here we feature two of them
TAMING THE WILD • See how Andrew Oldham and his family have transformed an overgrown and unproductive patch of land into a vegetable haven
PURE JEANIUS • Reuse your old compost, says Stephanie Hafferty, and you too can have potatoes for Christmas. And don’t forget, potatoes will grow in just about any container, including jeans!
GETTING IT RIGHT WITH FRUIT! • We may not always have the ideal conditions for growing fruit, but there are things you can do, says David Patch, by choosing a fruit that will suit your particular plot or garden
SOW EASY WITH SELF-SEEDERS • Let some of your veg flow and seed so you can reap the benefits for years, says Emma Rawlings
KNOW YOUR PLOT • Understanding your vegetable garden takes time but is the key to success, as professional gardener and keen organic veg grower Nicola Hope explains
IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR • Inspired by his grandad, self-confessed gardening addict and garden writer Joe Harrison explains why he loves his allotment and why his children love it too!
Feel the love for fennel • Fennel is not commonly seen on veg plots but Annabelle Padwick sings its praises and offers some tips on growing it
BOOK TIME • Time for a good read on your favourite subject, kitchen gardening!