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TOP JOBS FOR JANUARY • ESSENTIAL TASKS FOR YOUR VEG PATCH AND PROTECTED CROPS BY BEN VANHEEMS
ON THE PLOT WITH THE 3 Mudketeers
GROW WITH BELLE WINTER SCAVENGER HUNT • 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
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 PLOTTERS FOR 2022 ARE REVEALED • Last year we launched a competition to find 12 readers and their plots who would feature in Kitchen Garden magazine this year. Here we announce the winners
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.
AN EYE for design • This month, author, gardening magazine columnist, TV and radio broadcaster and Landscape Designer of the Year 2020 Mark Lane talks with Grapevine podcast host Daniel Heighes
A POTAGER DOWN UNDER • Visiting relatives in New Zealand, Martin Fish explores the delights of a fruit and veg garden on the South Island, very much English in style
ROB’S PLOT HAPPY NEW YEAR! • Join us at the start of a new monthly series as we follow Rob Smith on his plot, sharing his top tips on growing great fruit and veg
HERE WE SOW, NEW SEEDS FOR A NEW SEASON! • Tony Flanagan has been poring through the new seed catalogues so here’s some of the new varieties that caught his eye
Christmas GIFT GUIDE
MAKE YOUR OWN Movable tool rack • This tool holder can be moved around the garden where it is convenient. Joyce Russell describes how to make it
ROTATION, ROTATION, ROTATION • There’s a lot more flexibility about rotation systems than you might think. Garden Organic’s Anton Rosenfeld explains
ROTATION CHART • Here is an example of a rotation chart, which includes when to grow green manures.
PEPPERS PLEASE! • Garden writer Emily Cupit offers tips to those growing peppers for the first time
GETTING READY TO GO, SOW AND GROW • It might only be January but Stephanie Hafferty is finding plenty to harvest and plenty to do on her plot too in preparation for the year ahead
HERITAGE SECURE! • The Heritage Seed Library has been dedicated to preserving seed varieties since the 1970s and has close to 7000 members. KG editor Steve Ott travelled to Ryton-on-Dunsmore near Coventry to see behind the scenes
CREATE YOUR OWN kitchen garden • Ade Sellars of Agents of Field offers advice on how to start a kitchen garden, whether you have plenty of space or whether space is limited
TIME FOR winter pruning • If you have apple or pear trees, now is the time for some pruning. David Patch demonstrates how and explains the science behind it all
SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE • Professional gardener Nicola Hope urges a more relaxed approach to organic gardening, accepting that for many it may well be a gradual process
Gardens are good for you • Annabelle Padwick explains the difference between gardens, community gardens and therapy gardens and how they can all contribute to our well-being
PRODUCT REVIEWS PLANTING TOOLS • After sowing comes the planting and there are plenty of tools out there to choose from. Here’s a selection of different ones to consider
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