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ON THE VEG PATCH • TASKS FOR YOUR VEGETABLE PATCH
PESTS AND PROBLEMS
WHAT TO DO IN MAY
IN THE GREENHOUSE
WHAT’S NEW? • ALL THE LATEST NEWS, PRODUCTS & FACTS FROM THE WORLD OF KITCHEN GARDENING
DID YOU KNOW?
HAVE YOUR SAY
ON THE PLOT WITH THE 3 Mudketeers • The KG team offer chat, tips and gardening gossip
GROW WITH BELLE • GROW A GIANT BEANSTALK!
Mudketeers’ Club • Are you a Subscriber to Kitchen Garden magazine?
KG PROBLEM SOLVER • GOT A FRUIT OR VEG PROBLEM? ASK KG FOR HELP
GROWING ONLINE • We dig deep into the World Wide Web to harvest some great websites, tips and gardening chit-chat
THIS YEAR’S MUST BUYS! • Products perfect for your plot this growing season.
DREAM BEANS • Rob Smith likes a veg that is happy to look after itself most of the time and is a great cropper. Enter the broad bean, a bean that means business
THE painterly PLOT • Sue Ling hadn’t grown vegetables until two years ago. Now look at her allotment! Dedication and a painterly eye transformed the plot. Garden writer Benedict Vanheems paid a visit
WISE UP To weeds! • Dr Anton Rosenfeld, knowledge officer of Garden Organic, advises on how to manage weeds without recourse to chemicals
KG’S TOP 10 CROPS TO GROW • The Kitchen Garden team decided to come up with their best crops to grow and used three criteria to choose them
VARIETIES FOR VARIETY
CROPS THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE CUT • Here are some popular veg that didn’t make it into our top 10.
6 PLOT PLANS TO SAVE THE PLANET • Deputy editor Emma Rawlings offers some ideas you could include on your plot to make a big difference to your local environment, your pocket and the planet
A garden saved by a prince • Janice Hopper visits Dumfries House in Ayrshire and finds a kitchen garden organically managed and teeming with heritage fruit and veg
TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT MINT • With more than 600 varieties available there are many to savour, says herb grower Liz Nieburg, of family-owned and run Hetty’s Herbs & Plants
INCREASE YOUR HERBS • A fun, simple and thrifty way of stocking your herb garden with delicious fragrant plants is to take softwood cuttings. Stephanie Hafferty explains how
ONIONS ON TRIAL • Vegetable trials veteran Colin Randel reports on the latest trial of onions from seed, held at RHS Wisley Gardens in Surrey, and reveals the top performers for your plot
OTHERS ONIONS OF INTEREST
WHAT IS AN AGM?
HOW TO GROW… Chive ‘Cha Cha’ • Now here’s a cool little chive with an interesting growth habit. Emma Rawlings takes a look at this peculiar herb
FUN WITH FUNGI • Why not harness the power of fungi to fill your larder? In this extract from his new book, mushroom expert Folko Kullmann introduces one of the easiest to master
THE CHAMOMILE CURE • For its medicinal qualities alone chamomile is worth growing but you can use it in other ways too. Annabelle Padwick explains
Get to grips with grapes • Indoors, outdoors, grow them in a pot, this month David Patch maps out the options for growing grapes in the UK
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 feature one of our winners
Prizes and sponsors • Each of our 12 winners...