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TOP JOBS FOR JULY • ESSENTIAL TASKS FOR YOUR VEG PATCH AND PROTECTED CROPS BY BEN VANHEEMS
ON THE PLOT WITH THE 3 Mudketeers
HAPA ZOME – NATURAL PRINTMAKING • Hi! I’m Belle and I’m now 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 throughout 2022. Here we feature our latest winner
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.
EXTENDING THE SEASON WITH LETTUCE • So easy to grow and with so many varieties to choose from, lettuce is a crop you can harvest nearly all year round if you grow successionally. Martin Fish explains
FROM GRASS TO gorgeous veggies • It is summer and no-dig gardener Stephanie Hafferty is thrilled by the speed and success of her new plot which only months ago was just a weedy lawn
GROW A HERBAL HAVEN • Herbs are an essential part of any garden for their colour, fragrance and sheer value in the kitchen. They are also great in pots as KG editor Steve Ott explains
TRIUMPH OVER adversity • Sally Clifford meets a community of growers and showers at one of the country’s oldest allotments societies in West Yorkshire
SO MUCH TO HARVEST ALREADY! • Rob Smith is starting to enjoy the fruits of his labour with plenty to harvest but at the same time there’s also plenty to sow, and he’s keeping his eye out for pests and diseases
SIMPLE growing spaces • Joyce Russell explores the range of options for growing your crops, whether you have a large area or whether space is limited
THE UPWARDLY mobile munch • Runner beans remain as popular as ever in the veg patch, with many gardeners feeling they are the best flavoured of all beans. KG editor Steve Ott offers his top tips for bumper crops
IT’S A KIND OF MAGIC • There’s something enchanting about growing veg, says Emma Bailey, and even more so when you involve your children
Watering wisely • Water is a valuable resource even in our climate and we can use various techniques in the garden to preserve it, explains Dr Anton Rosenfeld, knowledge officer of Garden Organic
FROM LITTLE SEEDS GREAT THINGS GROW • Mark Alexander is a home/allotment gardener with a focus on growing food for his young family. Mark grew up learning about organic farming from his family and from this seed of knowledge grew a passion for growing his own and also seed saving
BOOK REVIEWS • TIME FOR A GOOD READ ON YOUR FAVOURITE SUBJECT, KITCHEN GARDENING!
MINI VEG FOR small spaces • If you don’t have a lot of room to grow vegetables but want a flavour of home-grown then here are a few crop suggestions and ideas from KG deputy editor Emma Rawlings
MERRY BERRIES • They may be largely unfamiliar on UK plots, but cranberries and lingonberries are perfect choices for pots on your patio or similar small spaces, says fruit-growing expert David Patch
THE TROUBLE WITH MONOCULTURES • Biodiversity is key to sustainable and eco-friendly growing, says Becky Searle, and explains why we should move away from single crop...