STORY OF THE SPUD
Annabelle Padwick loves potatoes and reveals a bit about their history and some useful growing tips
WAYS WITH WATER
Water is a precious resource, says Stephanie Hafferty This month she looks at different ways it can be used efficiently and effectively in the garden to benefit both plants and wildlife
TWEET AND VEG MAN
A keen fisherman, a lifelong veg grower and now a social media sensation Gerald Stratford talks to Grapevine podcast host, Daniel Heighes
Roll OUT THE marrow
Pick them young as courgettes or grow them to full maturity... you can usually grow marrows without really trying
SEEDS WITH STORIES MAKE TASTIER FRUITS
Home-grown produce almost always tastes better than shop-bought fruit and vegetables. With that in mind, just imagine how delicious tomatoes and peppers raised from saved seed can taste. Professional gardener
FROM SEED TO SUNFLOWERS
Emily Cupit from Derbyshire was given some seed packets during lockdown last year and it started a growing passion that she now shares on social media
A drop of the good stuff
Just like us, plants need a regular supply of good food in order to grow and thrive. KG editor Steve Ott takes a look at some of the more natural ways we can provide them with a square meal
Back to school WITH raspberries!
With a focus on raspberries, this month David Patch explains exactly what is required to cultivate the tastiest of fruit
Pest And Disease Control Without Chemicals
This month Dr Anton Rosenfeld, knowledge officer of Garden Organic, explains how you can manage pests and diseases in your gardens naturally
Crop Covers To Fit Your Needs
In this extract from her book Growing Under Cover, Niki Jabbour offers advice on the range of covers you can use to protect your crops
THAT SUNNY SUNFLOWER FEELING
Whether the sun is shining or not, says Tony Flanagan, bring some sunshine into your life with sunflowers
Sauce from the source
The secret to a delicious pasta dish lies in the quality of the ingredients, says Benedict Vanheems. Fresh produce makes for a superior sauce, even better if you’ve grown it yourself!
OUR PLOTTER OF THE MONTH
Last year we launched a competition to find 12 readers and their plots that would feature in Kitchen Garden magazine this year. Here we feature another of our inspirational winners
PUMP UP THE VOLUME
Winter squashes are lovely to grow, adding colour to the plot in summer and filling the store cupboard in winter. KG editor Steve Ott offers some top tips for getting the most from these delicious veggies
SWEETCORN: WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?
A firm favourite with staff writer Tony Flanagan, sweetcorn is a must-grow veg every year
GARDENING WITH NATURE IN MIND
This month we meet Sandy Lipo of Good Roots Barn, who is so passionate about reducing plastic use in the garden she’s made a business out of it
THE ONLY WAY IS UP!
Short on space to pack with tasty fruit and vegetables? Just look up – there are so many vertical spaces around you just waiting to make a home for baskets, containers, climbers and more
Long live the veg
Most vegetables we grow are treated as annuals and once harvested that is the end of them. What if you could keep some of them going for longer? Stephanie Hafferty has some ideas
Gardening is very therapeutic, says Annabelle Padwick, who reached out to social media to get others’ views on the subject
Make Your Own Cleaning Solution
Some natural plant-based products can do a great job of cleaning your home, as garden writer Susie Kearley explains
IT'S CRUNCH TIME!
Celery is an integral part of any salad, and cool, crisp sticks freshly picked from the garden are a delight. KG editor Steve Ott offers his advice for growing tasty heads
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
THE POTTED PLOT
Since lockdown, gardeners are looking to fill every space with produce. Many are novices, keen to try a few packets of seeds for the first time. So where to start? Steve Ott looks to pots to provide the answer
PLUMS ON PARADE
This month David Patch is talking plums, and explains why compromise and patience are both important in choosing which variety to grow
MORE THAN JUST A POT
Often pots have a purely functional purpose, but sometimes you just might want them to look good too
HISTORY IN THE SOWING
For Ben Thornton, the Young Grower it’s not just about the seed, it’s also the story behind the seed that inspires him
In this month’s instalment of Gardening on a Budget, Stephanie Hafferty explores how you can keep your crops warm in spring, utilising a range of household materials
CORNWALL, CABBAGES AND KEEPING IT TRADITIONAL
Fourth generation brassica growers Mark and Lowenna Arnold reveal the rationale underpinning their family business, Cornish Cabbage Plants, which produces bare rooted brassicas for the home gardener
Courgette? YOU BET!
If you’re new to growing veg, courgettes may look like they could be a difficult crop to grow. The truth is, says Tony Flanagan, they’re one of the easiest and (be warned!) one of the most prolific
CLASSY CURDS? YES YOU CAN!
Cauliflower has a reputation for being a tricky plant to grow but with careful preparation and a little TLC, says Rob Smith, you can be assured of a good crop