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Boost your BUGS • Gardens that are alive with bugs – whether beetles or bees – are healthy, beautiful places to be. They’re also more productive. Benedict Vanheems shares some simple tips to give bugs a boost this autumn and beyond
PARADISE FOUND • Janice Hopper takes on a tour of Cawdor Castle in Inverness and finds its stunning gardens rich in symbolism
PEAS PLEASE ME • Growing peas is a must for Rob Smith. Here’s his introduction to growing them, with top tips and some varieties you might like to try
TURN UP THE HEAT FOR MELONS • Nothing shouts summer like a home-grown melon, yet they can be a challenge to grow in the UK climate. All the more reason to have a go, says KG editor, Steve Ott
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 is the next of our talented winners
ZERO-WASTE GARDENING • In his book Zero-Waste Gardening Ben Raskin shows how much we can make use of our produce by utilising our growing spaces more effectively and eating more of a plant than we do currently. This is an extract from Chapter Two: Taste.
SLUGGING IT OUT • When blogger and new gardener Emily Cupit discovered slugs nibbling her lettuces she decided to try out some organic controls to protect them. Here’s what she discovered
GO GO GO OCTOBER • It might not be the height of the growing season but Stephanie Hafferty is still very busy with garlic, green manures, mulching and making anew compost heap using pallets
YOU’VE BEEN FRAMED! • The UK growing season is short and anything that helps us make the most of it to grow more delicious crops must be welcome. KG editor Steve Ott explores one simple tried and trusted solution
Flavourful fruit for creative cooks • Much of fruit growing centres around the premise of eating the fruit fresh from the tree, but this month KG’s fruit expert David Patch turns his attention to fantastic flavours for the kitchen
FAMILY FYFE • Milly Fyfe lives on a farm in Northamptonshire with her two sons, Angus and Dougie, and husband Andrew. As well as tending to 100 suckler beef cows, 300 breeding ewes, 350ha of land for arable production plus chickens and pigs, the family also maintain a walled garden where they grow fruit, vegetables and flowers.
GROWING ONLINE • We dig deep into the World Wide Web to harvest some great websites, tips and gardening chitchat
POWER OF THE pumpkin • Pumpkins are soon ready to harvest and with October 26 being National Pumpkin Day, Annabelle Padwick decided to focus on this autumnal beauty
SOGGY SUNDAY PUMPKIN SOUP
PRODUCT REVIEWS BULB PLANTERS • With autumn upon us, it’s time to get bulbs such as alliums, tulips and daffodils in the ground. But some bulb planters can also be used for veg planting too, including potatoes, leeks, onions, shallots and garlic.
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