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Kitchen Garden - September 2018


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6 ON THE VEG PATCH
Gardening expert Martin Fish this month
is lifting onions and storing, ripening
outdoor tomatoes, preserving herbs,
planting strawberries and finishing summer
pruning apples

10 IN THE GREENHOUSE
KG regular Joyce Russell is sowing mizuna,
rocket, mustard and land cress and planting
onion sets

12 WHAT’S NEW?
The latest news, comment and advice from the
world of kitchen gardening

14 YOUR LETTERS AND TIPS
Learn what other KG readers have been up to
and pick up some great first-hand advice

20 KG PROBLEM SOLVER
This month our experts turn their attention to
apples, rhubarb, tomatoes and pears

97 DIARY DATES
See what’s on in your neck of the woods
and make a note to book yourself on to a
course or visit a great event

102 LAST WORD
Britain’s youngest Michelin starred
chef Tommy Banks chats to KG
about his love of seasonal produce
and growing crops in the dark!

106 NEXT MONTH
Some of the highlights to be found
in your October issue

16 ON THE PLOT WITH THE
THREE MUDKETEERS
This month the intrepid trio are harvesting
courgettes, snow peas and beetroot

17 GNOME GROWN
Gardening tips and projects for children

18 FLOWERS FOR YOUR PATCH
The spotlight this month is a hardy annual
you can sow now – cornflowers

22 GROWING ONLINE
Our pick of the best gardening social media
and websites

26 PLANNING AN
EDIMENTAL GARDEN

Wendy Pillar has created a garden filled
with plants that are either edible or have
another use

32 TOP OF THE BROCS
Rob Smith looks at growing sprouting
broccoli and calabrese

36 MUSHROOM PICKING
WITHOUT THE MYSTERY

Fungi foraging expert Geoff Dann offers
some advice on edible fungi

40 AN UPWARDLY
MOBILE MUNCH
Sally Cunningham recommends growing
chunky Malabar spinach

42 CARING FOR YOUR SOIL
Sue Stickland offers her tips on keeping
soil in good condition so your
crops benefit

52 PASSIONATE PLOTTER
We launch our Passionate Plotter competition
2018. Send in your photos to win some great
prizes for your veg garden

57 DRESSED FOR SUCCESS
You’ve grown lots of salad crops – now Anna
Pettigrew suggests some salad dressing
recipes to take them to another level

61 SOS: SAVE OUR SEEDS
Saving your own seed can save you money and
benefit your growing, as Benedict Vanheems
explains

66 MEET THE BLOGGERS
This month we meet social media star Louise
Houghton, who has a plot in Wales

68 FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING
Fruit expert David Patch turns his attention
to figs

73 GROWING GREEN
A natural way to improve the condition of your
soil is to grow green manures, as Julie Moore
explains

78 THE ART OF ASSEMBLING
Chef Jessica Elliott Dennison makes simple
dishes from seasonal produce

82 VEG AT A GLANCE –
WATERCRESS
KG’s Steve Ott takes a look at a watercress
variety that doesn’t need a river

81 INSTANT SAVERS
This month make some great savings on
dehydrators, plant supports, seeds and sundries

84 GARDEN STORE
More great new products and services to help
to boost your harvests

86 MAKE A COLD FRAME
Practical plotter Joyce Russell shows you how
to make a cold frame

90 GREAT READER OFFERS
Claim your free* winter greens collection
worth £13.90 (*Just pay p&p)

92 GREAT GIVEAWAYS WORTH
OVER £1200

This month you could win London
Homebuilding & Renovating Show tickets and
a bundle of great goodies from Fiskars

94 TRIED AND TESTED –
This month the KG team puts garden trugs to
the test