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ON THE PLOT WITH THE 3 Mudketeers
Are you a subscriber? Visit: www.mudketeers.co.uk “What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (19th century American poet) Steve was lucky enough to obtain some seeds from the Heritage Seed Libr
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Question Time
Get in touch by post, email or via our Facebook page: Facebook.com/kitchengardenmag I have found the last two seasons my leeks have been badly affected with rust, even after choosing varieties that are supposed to be tolerant. I think the problem sta
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Don’t Go Mad In March, Go Wild!
This is a rainbow on a plate, and this simple dish tastes as good as it looks. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes FOR THE PESTO: ■ 150g (5½oz) wild garlic leaves■ 60g (2oz) Parmesan or vegan alternative■ ½ lemon, zested and juice o
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Future-proof Your Soil
Most of us know that a healthy soil is essential for growing healthy plants, but more recently, we hear people saying that we should build ‘resilience’ into a soil. But what does that really mean and how can organic practices help? Climate change wil
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Shoots To Savour
■ Asparagus is a member of the lily family ■ Sprue is the name given to the slender and tender shoots of asparagus ■ The Dutch and Spanish like white asparagus. This is cut beneath the soil before it has chance to emerge, so it is blanched and not ex
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Extending The Season With Potatoes
Potatoes have been cultivated for thousands of years in South America, but it wasn’t until the late 1500s they had found their way to the British Isles via Sir Walter Raleigh. By the late 1700s potatoes were widely grown as a staple food and are now
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What’s New?
A citizen science project by the University of Sussex has found that urban growers in Brighton and Hove were able to harvest 1kg of insect-pollinated fruit and vegetables per one metre square, which is within the range of conventional farming. The re
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Kg March Giveaways
Simply fill in the details below and return to us at: Kitchen Garden March-22 Giveaways, Mortons Media Group Ltd, PO Box 99, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 6LZ. You can also enter online for free at: www.kitchengarden.co.uk Closing date for entries: Fr
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Rob’s Plot Sowing And A Bit Of TLC!
With the sun beginning to get stronger and the daylight hours getting longer in March, it really does feel like the growing season has started; however, Mother Nature can still show her icy grip, so get ready to sow, but be prepared to protect! If yo
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How To Avoid A Plant-astrophe!
Over the past two years, we’ve all had a crash course in virology, understanding more than we ever did (or perhaps ever wanted to) about how infectious diseases can be transmitted. We’ve also learnt how even relatively simple steps can work to help p
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Meeting The Challenge
How long have you been growing your own fruit and veg? I started growing fruit and veg on my plot in June 2020. I have previously dabbled in growing salad and tomatoes at home in my garden and have always been interested in gardening. Unfortunately,
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The Timeless Hedgehog Haus provides a stylish habitat for garden hedgehogs. Underneath its textured brushwood finish, there is a sturdy steel frame covered with a waterproof felt lining. The wooden entrance door forms a short predator defence tunnel,
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Reader Offers
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Potatoes All Year Round
Planting to harvesting 12-13 weeks ■ ‘LADY CHRISTL’: Produces high yields of smooth-skinned white tubers with a firm yellow flesh. Excellent flavour and a good resistance to diseases. ■ ‘CASABLANCA’: White-skinned, oval tubers with creamy coloured fl
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Product Reviews Cloches
This Mini Greenhouse Cloche Tunnel (single width) has thick, rigid plastic walls with integral rainwater collection reservoirs on the roof. The cloche tunnel can be anchored to the ground with pegs. Dimensions: length 104cm (41in), width 38cm (15in)
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POTATO MIX & MATCH SPECIAL OFFER!
ONLY £4* PER PACK! Buy Thompson & Morgan seed potatoes and take advantage of horticultural experience in the UK since 1855. Our huge range of potatoes have traditional favourites as well as many unusual varieties. ONLY £4* PER PACK – more than 40 var
Kitchen Garden4 min. leídosArchitecture
LEARNING TO LET GO, naturally
When we understand what is happening in our gardens, how our plants survive and thrive, we can step back and watch the magic happen rather than wanting to get involved and lend too much of a helping hand. In fact, our gardens can become places of spe
Kitchen Garden5 min. leídosArchitecture
Have Garden, Will Travel
NEW SERIES The estate agent asked: “What kind of house are you looking for? How many bedrooms?” I said: “What I need is about half an acre of garden, with enough space for a polytunnel and vegetable beds.” So I’m moving home, leaving Somerset where I
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Giveaways worth Over £634
The Harrod Horticultural Standard Wooden Raised Beds are the most popular in the company’s raised bed range. Awardwinning, highly acclaimed and named Which? Gardening Best Buy in January 2022, these superb raised beds combine quality design and workm
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Seed Company Contacts
DT BROWN & CO tel 0845 371 0532 www.dtbrownseeds.co.uk DOBIES SEEDS tel 0844 701 7625 www.dobies.co.uk MR FOTHERGILL’S SEEDS tel 0845 371 0518 www.mr-fothergills.co.uk JUNGLE SEEDS tel 01491 614765 www.jungleseeds.co.uk KINGS SEEDS tel 01376 570000 w
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Now Read The Book
This is an extract from Wade Muggleton’s The Orchard Book, published by Permanent Publications. Buy via their online shop and get 30% off the RRP (£12.95) with discount code KG30: https://shop.permaculture.co.uk/the-orchard-book-plan.html
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Don’t Mention The P Word!
Plastic is everywhere we look. For many years we gardeners haven’t been able to avoid it as we need a strong material to house our precious plants. Now, there’s no excuse. There are so many plastic-free alternatives available, all from sustainable an
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Cloche Encounters
The word ‘cloche’ is a French loan word meaning ‘bell’ or ‘bell glass’, entering the English language at the end of the 19th century. At that time French market gardens would cover out-of-season crops with large bell cloches and Victorian bell cloche
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Check For Beetles
Do look out for the asparagus beetle. This is about 6-8mm (¼in) in length and is tan, black and cream in colour. The beetles and the dark grey larvae eat the foliage and can strip the plants badly in an infestation. This can weaken the plants and sub
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What A Year!
Last year I grew far too many flowers and vegetables but I get tempted by all the free seeds I receive in magazines and just have to grow them. Then, if they all come up, I don’t have the heart to throw the seedlings away. After all, they have made t
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Propagation For Beginners!
New vegetable gardeners often buy in trays of plants to get them started. This is a quick and simple way to get growing, but no one should be afraid to try sowing some seeds and raising their own plants. Propagation from seeds isn’t difficult and the
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Kitchen Garden
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Welcome
March is the month when many of us dare to think about starting to sow seeds outside in the open garden, but if you live in northerly parts, then you can at least start to sow in the greenhouse or on a warm windowsill to get an early start. In this i
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