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ON THE PLOT WITH THE 3 Mudketeers
About five years ago Steve planted a ‘Tomcot’ apricot tree on a rootstock designed to produce a ‘compact’ tree. Despite this it grew surprisingly quickly and soon became too large for the space. It had to be pruned more than recommended to avoid anno
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Steve’s Top Tip
Radicchio and chicory can be sown all year round as a tasty, tangy salad leaf All can be grown in containers if you don’t have space in the garden. Simply plant up to four plants in a nine-litre (two-gallon) bucket or similar-sized container using a
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Blackberr Y Beautiful
One of my fondest childhood memories is staying with my grandmother. As well as occasional weekend stay-overs (giving my parents a much-needed rest no doubt), I’d also be packed off when I was ill as both my parents worked. The day would follow a sta
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Grow With Belle Vegetable Art!
Let’s make some fun and delicious art! You may normally be told not to play with your food, but I’m going to go against those rules – rebel and get creative with those veggies you have grown. So you and I don’t get into trouble, perhaps do it when th
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Did You Know?
Chicories are quite hardy and given a little protection some will grow through the winter to crop in spring. Although perennial they are usually treated as annuals when they give the tastiest leaves. There is another type of chicory which is grown s
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Grown It, Now Cook It
The whole family loves tomatoes – our old Labrador Ellie was quite partial to them. She’d graze on a few of the lower trusses, splattering tomato juice all over her face! When the children were little they would wander into the greenhouse and pick ch
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Kg Problem Solver
Could you suggest what to do with a possibly over-productive grapevine? Pete Crawford, Stenhousemuir Steve Ott, editor Kitchen Garden magazine STEVE SAYS: Vines are notorious for being very vigorous and can be difficult to manage if you let them g
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In The Kitchen
Apart from using in mixed salads, sugar-loaf and other types can be halved or quartered, brushed generously with olive oil, sprinkled with salt and black pepper and grilled or dipped in egg, rolled in breadcrumbs and a little sea salt, and fried in o
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Maintaining Nature’s Balance
We are increasingly aware of our environment and the vulnerability of animal and plant species in the face of the effects of climate change, habitat loss and inappropriate human applications, so sometimes it is easy to feel overwhelmed. The positive
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Welcome
September is a busy month on the veg plot – prime time to sow lots of crops to provide plentiful pickings into the autumn and beyond. In this issue we have 25 pages packed with inspirational ideas for crops to sow and grow now. Veg experts Ben Vanhee
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Write In And Win - Every Question Wins A Prize!
Our Star Question winner will receive vouchers worth £25; the writers of all other questions printed will receive a £10 voucher. They can be redeemed against any products in the latest Mr Fothergill’s catalogue, which will be sent out with the vouche
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Favourite Varieties
■ ‘PALLA ROSSA’: A reliable red radicchio with tight, ball-shaped heads that do not require any forcing. (Kings Seeds): ■ ‘ROSSA DI TREVISO’: An old red upright variety that can be forced or eaten as radicchio. (Kings Seeds) ■ ‘CHIAVARI’: A root chic
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Want To Be Our Kg Plotter Of The Month?
All readers who are picked to be our Plotter of the Month will receive a great bundle of prizes worth an amazing £444 each! To enter, simply fill in a questionnaire and send us 10 pictures of your plot and a picture of yourself and/or others that hel
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Jobs For The Month
Lift the carrot crop on a fine day and get roots out of the ground before wet weather sets in. Put them in a covered wheelbarrow in a shed if time is short. You can sort proper storage solutions in a day or two. Keep an eye out for pests and diseases
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Blight
This month we take a look at one of the more serious diseases affecting potatoes and tomatoes Blight spores must have moisture to infect and spread. In warm, wet weather, infection spreads fast and gardeners must be ready to leap into action. Brown-
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Claire’s Labovr Of Love
Have you always had an interest in gardening? I’ve always had an interest in gardening, and particularly growing food. Prior to getting an allotment I used to grow tomatoes, courgettes and chillies at home in the garden. You don’t need masses of spa
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The Questionnaire
Please submit the following questionnaire with your pictures. You can fill it in online at www.kitchengarden.co.uk;or answer the questions on a Word document attachment or in the body of an email; or submit them by post on a piece of paper if you pre
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On The Veg Patch
STEP 1: Check that apples are ripe – the stem should break from the tree when you give a small tug. It’s important to choose the sweet point when fruit is ripe but before it falls from the tree. Harvest apples with care so they don’t bruise or split.
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Top Tip
Follow a free online warning service such as Blightwatch (https://blightwatch.co.uk), which alerts growers by email when the weather favours blight; two consecutive days with temperatures of 10C/50F or above and at least six hours where the relative
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PEAS with PIZZAZZ
No allotment or veg garden is complete without some flowers and they have been part of the mix of annual sowings and plantings for as long as there have been allotments. One such flower that has long been a favourite is sweet peas; the combination of
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What To Buy | Garden Snips product Reviews Garden Ships
These Japanese-made garden snips have slender blades made from SK85 carbon steel with a maximum branch diameter of 3mm. There is nylon webbing strap at the base of the handles to keep them together for safe carriage. NIWAKI www.niwaki.com * Prices c
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Do It Now
If you remove first ripe pumpkins in late August or early September, then smaller ones will have a chance to swell and ripen on the same plant. You can be left with lots of empty beds as crops are lifted. Clear beds of weeds and plant debris, then ei
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Growing Online
Kitchen Garden has a brand new website! Lively, colourful and informative, you’ll find lots of growing guides, the latest videos, podcasts, product reviews, competitions and prizes, recipes and the latest news. www.kitchengarden.co.ukFor added value,
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Steve’s Top Tip
Moisture is important to keep the plants growing vigorously and to reduce powdery mildew later on. Dig in plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost and/or cover the soil with a thick mulch when planting. Try growing your sweet peas with climbin
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Snip Snip And Away
A pair of snips will always be a handy tool to have at your disposal. They’re great for all sorts of tasks. Use them to harvest herbs such as mint, thyme, basil and rosemary. Use them too for gathering veg such as cucumbers, courgettes and beans, fru
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What To Do In September
■ If you have part packets of seeds such as radish, brassicas, beetroot and chard, sow in the soil or pots and use the seedlings as microgreens in salads. ■ Continue to feed all fruiting plants such as peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes with a weekly hi
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Kg YouTube Channel
Steve shares a handy tip for how you can grow herbs such as basil and mint a lot easier by using ready grown herbs from the supermarket.  Emma takes you through some of the jobs you can be getting on with in September. Tony is taking stock of his
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Will We Have The Seeds We Need?
Last March when the lockdown suddenly took hold, I found myself in possession of something everybody wanted – not toilet rolls or pasta, but vegetable seeds. Garden centres and DIY stores were closed and seed companies’ websites had crashed, but it s
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Giveaways Worth £1073
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In The Greenhouse
Tomatoes are in full production now and plants growing under cover will be producing plenty of delicious fruits. The combination of sunshine and warmth is just what the plants need and to get the best flavour out of tomatoes it’s best to let them rip
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