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STORY OF THE SPUD

Annabelle Padwick loves potatoes and reveals a bit about their history and some useful growing tips

5 mins read
Kitchen Garden
July 2021

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

5 mins read
Kitchen Garden
July 2021

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

6 mins read
Kitchen Garden
July 2021

Roll OUT THE marrow

Pick them young as courgettes or grow them to full maturity... you can usually grow marrows without really trying

5 mins read
Kitchen Garden
July 2021

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

5 mins read
Kitchen Garden
July 2021

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

6 mins read
Kitchen Garden
July 2021

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

5 mins read
Kitchen Garden
July 2021

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

7 mins read
Kitchen Garden
July 2021

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

3 mins read
Kitchen Garden
July 2021

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

5 mins read
Kitchen Garden
July 2021

THAT SUNNY SUNFLOWER FEELING

Whether the sun is shining or not, says Tony Flanagan, bring some sunshine into your life with sunflowers

4 mins read
Kitchen Garden
June 2021

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!

5 mins read
Kitchen Garden
June 2021

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

5 mins read
Kitchen Garden
June 2021

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

5 mins read
Kitchen Garden
June 2021

SWEETCORN: WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?

A firm favourite with staff writer Tony Flanagan, sweetcorn is a must-grow veg every year

4 mins read
Kitchen Garden
June 2021

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

7 mins read
Kitchen Garden
June 2021

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

4 mins read
Kitchen Garden
June 2021

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

4 mins read
Kitchen Garden
June 2021

FEEL-GOOD GARDENING

Gardening is very therapeutic, says Annabelle Padwick, who reached out to social media to get others’ views on the subject

4 mins read
Kitchen Garden
June 2021

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

5 mins read
Kitchen Garden
June 2021

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

5 mins read
Kitchen Garden
April 2021

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

8 mins read
Kitchen Garden
April 2021

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

7 mins read
Kitchen Garden
April 2021

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

5 mins read
Kitchen Garden
April 2021

MORE THAN JUST A POT

Often pots have a purely functional purpose, but sometimes you just might want them to look good too

2 mins read
Kitchen Garden
April 2021

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

4 mins read
Kitchen Garden
April 2021

CREATIVE COVERS!

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

5 mins read
Kitchen Garden
April 2021

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

3 mins read
Kitchen Garden
April 2021

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

5 mins read
Kitchen Garden
April 2021

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

6 mins read
Kitchen Garden
April 2021

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