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TOP JOBS FOR SEPTEMBER • ESSENTIAL TASKS FOR YOUR VEG PATCH AND PROTECTED CROPS BY BEN VANHEEMS
ON THE PLOT WITH THE 3 Mudketeers
GROW WITH BELLE • 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
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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 present a talented winning twosome
WANT TO BE OUR KG PLOTTER OF THE MONTH? • How would you like to be featured on the pages of Kitchen Garden magazine in 2023? We are inviting all readers to send in some pictures of their plots to be published next year
WORTH OVER £339! • All readers who are picked to be our Plotter of the Month 2023 will each receive a great bundle of prizes
THE QUESTIONNAIRE 2023
EXTENDING THE SEASON WITH ONIONS • From sowing to harvesting to storing, home-grown onions are something you can have all year round. Martin Fish explores the options
STORE CUPBOARD INSPIRATION • This month KG editor Steve Ott looks at some simple ways to store produce through the winter to save money, brighten your diet and even provide some home-made luxuries and gifts
PUTTING PEAT-FREE to the test • There are quite a number of peat-free composts on the market and it can be difficult choosing which one to use. Emily Cupit has been trialling some of them this year with tomato plants
Reaping the rewards • Stephanie Hafferty has been developing her new garden in Wales using the no-dig method and this month all her hard work pays off with plenty to harvest
CROPS TO COUNTER disease • Some plant diseases can be kept at bay or at least in check if we choose the right varieties. Emma Rawlings looks at the ones to grow
Help your crops to help themselves • In this extract from his new book, rising star of the online gardening world Huw Richards explains how to spot and deal with the four most common plant diseases
ROB’S PLOT Bring on autumn • Summer is ending and harvesting and preserving become a part of day-to-day life for every veg gardener. Veg expert Rob Smith is no exception...
SIMPLE SEED SAVING • The cost of seeds can be quite prohibitive for some so why not save your seeds instead, and all for free? And there are other reasons too, as Dr Anton Rosenfeld, knowledge officer of Garden Organic, explains
Hot crops FOR cool weather • Winter radish is a crop that can be sown now and will mature really quickly. Emma Rawlings offers some advice on which ones to grow and how
ORANGES AND LEMONS in the heart of Oxfordshire • Garden writer Susie Kearley takes a trip to Buscot Park in Oxfordshire and finds a fascinating array of crops in its walled gardens
FROM POTS TO PLOTS! • Starting out with houseplants, Hannah Reid then progressed to growing herbs and vegetables on a small scale indoors. Now she has two flourishing allotment plots!
MAKE A SIMPLE COMPOST BIN • Home-made compost is a great way of giving your plants the nourishment they need. So why not make your own compost bin too? Joyce Russell shows you how
BORN TO BE WILD • Young children have a...