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TOP JOBS FOR JUNE • 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 PICK AND PAINT • 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
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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 appear in Kitchen Garden magazine in 2022. Here we feature our latest talented winners
Prizes and sponsors WORTH £315 • Each of our 12 winners will receive a bundle of prizes kindly given by our sponsors Hozelock, Nemasys, Harrod Horticultural and Mortons Media Group.
EXTENDING THE SEASON WITH CARROTS • Fresh and crunchy, pulled straight from the soil or compost, carrots can be a culinary delight for much of the year, says Martin Fish
EVERY DAY’S A SCHOOL DAY! • Increasing daylight and warmth as we head towards the summer solstice is encouraging rapid growth in my new no-dig garden. Every day there’s something new to discover, says Stephanie Hafferty
All systems GO! • June is a busy month for Rob Smith. Still some planting to do, plenty of watering, checking for pests and harvesting a range of crops
BLOOMS FOR CUTTING, COOKING AND CRITTERS • All flowers have a place in our hearts and on our plots but some have particular merit, as Emma Rawlings explains
THE CROPS THAT KEEP on giving • In this extract from her latest book, horticulturalist and TV gardener Frances Tophill extols the virtues of perennial roots for plate and planet
It’s a cover-up • Covering bare soil with a material such as cardboard or manure between crop plants is called mulching and it has many benefits, as Joyce Russell explains
A TALE OF TWO CAULIS • One of your packets of seeds free with KG this month is a colourful Romanesco. Here are our top tips to help you get the best from it, and its cauliflower cousins
BY CAULI IT’S GOOD FOR YOU!
MIND YOUR MOLLUSCS • Nicola Hope, professional organic consultant horticulturalist, outlines her methods for controlling slugs and snails in her garden
BRING ON THE garden super troopers • Avoid pesticides by attracting natural helpers to your garden, says Dr Anton Rosenfeld, knowledge officer of Garden Organic
FLOUR POWER! • Taking on an allotment during lockdown, Jacob Shooter embarked on the amazing adventure of growing his own wheat. Here he explains how he went about it
A HIDDEN GEM • Kathryn Clover is swept off her feet as she visits Green Broom co-operative farm in Berkshire and finds plenty to write home about
STRAWBERRY GROWING IN POTS AND TROUGHS • Fruit-growing expert David Patch offers some top advice on growing strawberries in containers
BEST FOR FLAVOUR
LEARNING AS THEY GROW • Gardening can give so much to children. Wellbeing expert Annabelle Padwick offers advice to those thinking of setting up a school garden or allotment
PRODUCT REVIEWS BRUSHES • Give your garden a good brush up - literally! Here’s a selection of brushes for different purposes that we have been trying out this month
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