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Featured crops for February
TOP JOBS FOR FEBRUARY • ESSENTIAL TASKS FOR YOUR VEG PATCH AND PROTECTED CROPS BY BEN VANHEEMS
ON THE PLOT WITH THE 3 Mudketeers • The KG team offer chat, tips and gardening gossip
GROW WITH BELLE HOME-MADE RAIN GAUGE • Hi! I’m Belle and I’m here every month to share lots of fun activities for you to do at home, on your own or with your family
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
QUESTION TIME • GOT A FRUIT OR VEG PROBLEM? ASK KG FOR HELP
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 a bundle of prizes kindly given by our sponsors Hozelock, Nemasys, Harrod Horticultural and Mortons Media Group.
BOOK REVIEWS • TIME FOR A GOOD READ ON YOUR FAVOURITE SUBJECT, KITCHEN GARDENING!
A CASTLE KITCHEN GARDEN • Anna Cairns Pettigrew travels to Fife to explore the grounds of 14th century Kellie Castle and in particular its magnificent walled kitchen garden
SUCCESSFUL COMPOSTING EVERY TIME! • Dr Anton Rosenfeld, knowledge officer of top green charity Garden Organic, offers a masterclass in how to make the best compost for your garden
EXTENDING THE SEASON WITH PEAS • By choosing the right varieties, you can be cropping peas both early and late. Top advice from gardening expert and KG regular Martin Fish
ROB’S PLOT LET’S GET GOING! • It may only be February but for Rob Smith there’s plenty going on with sowing and planting and preparation for the season ahead
A TASTE OF Yorkshire honey • West Yorkshire police officer Richard Terry chats to gardening writer Sally Clifford about his busy pastime as a beekeeper
SO YOU WANT TO KEEP BEES
LETTING NATURE DO THE WORK • Trust in nature, says Becky Searle who argues for less intervention in our approach to gardening
SIMPLE AND EASY • Get your sowing off to an early start with a heated propagator. Joyce Russell surveys a range of options that won’t cost the earth
WORKING THE MAGIC WITH NO-DIG • Stephanie Hafferty makes the case for the no-dig garden and explains her methods with mulching, composting and using green manures
A LABOUR OF LOVE • KG editor Steve Ott travelled to Lincoln to meet a group of gardeners who came together to create a haven in the heart of a bustling city
YOUR FREE SEEDS • Get the most from your seeds free with Kitchen Garden magazine this month
KEEPING IT UNDER WRAPS • Many of our most popular edibles will grow perfectly well outside in the open soil, so why go to the expense of buying a polytunnel? KG editor Steve Ott shares some advice
GO JUICY FRUITY WITH CITRUS! • This month David Patch discusses citrus fruits, how to look after them and considers the best options
SELECTING SEEDS? IT’S ABOUT FEELINGS TOO! • There are many things to consider when it comes to selecting seeds but don’t forget the emotional value a particular variety may have for you, says Annabelle Padwick
PRODUCT REVIEWS SOWING KITS • It’s time to get sowing so let’s take a look at this range of sowing kits and accessories you might find useful
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