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Featured crops for April
TOP JOBS FOR APRIL • ESSENTIAL TASKS FOR YOUR VEG PATCH AND PROTECTED CROPS BY BEN VANHEEMS
ON THE PLOT WITH THE 3 Mudketeers • The KG team offer chat, tips and gardening gossip
GROW WITH BELLE
WHAT’S NEW? • ALL THE LATEST NEWS, PRODUCTS & FACTS FROM THE WORLD OF KITCHEN GARDENING
HAVE YOUR SAX • CONTACT US WITH YOUR LETTERS AND TIPS: TFLANAGAN@MORTONS.CO.UK
QUESTION TIME • GOT A FRUIT OR VEG PROBLEM? ASK KG FOR HELP
OUR PLOTTER OF THE MONTH • Last year we officially launched a competition to find 12 readers and their plots that would appear in Kitchen Garden magazine this year. Here we feature another of our talented 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.
EXTENDING THE SEASON WITH LEEKS • With plenty of varieties to choose from, leeks are a must-grow vegetable for extended cropping, says Martin Fish
BEDDING IN • In this second instalment of her new series, Stephanie Hafferty gets to work in her new garden, creating no-dig beds, setting up her compost bins and mulching
RISING TO THE CHALLENGE • Though the weather may still be on the cool side, there’s already plenty to do in the kitchen garden, and Rob Smith is on it!
THE greenhouse effect • Once you’ve had a greenhouse, you’ll wonder how you ever did without. So don’t glaze over before you’ve read KG editor Steve Ott’s top tips for choosing and buying your new building
Mother’s Day 7 GIFT GUIDE
BEANS FOR A HEALTHY DIET • Beans are good for us says Susan Young, and explains why in this extract from her recently published book, Growing Beans: A Diet for Healthy People and Planet
MAKE A SIMPLE BEAN FRAME • When it comes to making a bean frame, there are a number of options, all of them simple, as Joyce Russell demonstrates
LET’S GET DOWN TO EARTH • A key to good soil, says Becky Searle, is understanding its structure and allowing it to develop naturally
BACK TO FRONT gardening • We traditionally grow fruit and veg in our back gardens, but Emma Rawlings suggests why not make use of the front garden too?
TIME TO RETREAT FROM PEAT! • Go peat-free, says Dr Anton Rosenfeld, knowledge officer of Garden Organic, and do your bit for the environment. This month he looks at some of the alternatives, including making your own compost
Go peat free
A BERRY HAPPY ACCIDENT • This month David Patch explores the fascinating history of hybrid berries and highlights some of his favourite varieties
Green and serene • This month Annabelle Padwick offers some ideas on how to create that special space in your garden or on your allotment for peace and contemplation
LEBELS OF LOVE • Labels are pretty essential when it comes to identifying what you have sown. But they can be decorative too! Here are some non-plastic alternatives Emily Cupit has been trying out
PRODUCT REVIEWS ESSENTIAL TOOLS • Starting out or in need of replacements? Essential starter tools for your plot or garden, tried and tested this month
GARDEN STORE PLUS SUBSCRIBER SAVERS • Are you a subscriber to Kitchen Garden magazine? Then visit www.mudketeers.co.uk for details of how you can take advantage of the exclusive subscriber-only deals on these pages!
ALSO IN THE KG SHOP THIS MONTH • EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS TO HELP MAKE YOUR MONEY GO FURTHER
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