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Kitchen Garden - November 2018


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CONTENTS

YOU & YOUR PLOT

6 ON THE VEG PATCH
On the plot this month veg guru Martin Fish tends to rhubarb,
plants raspberry canes, shreds woody sweetcorn stems and stores beetroot

10 IN THE GREENHOUSE
Joyce Russel is busy this month sowing overwintering peas and salad leaves,
drying peppers and moving strawberries undercover

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 solve reader's problems with potatoes,
peppers, aubergines and broad beans

87 DIARY DATES
Improve your knowledge or just have a great day out with our
guide to what's on this month countrywide

95 NEXT MONTH
Some of the highlights to be found in your December issue of KG

98 LAST WORD
What distractions do forum members have to cope with when on the plot?

GET GROWING

16 ON THE PLOT WITH THE THREE MUDKETEERS
This month the intrepid trio are harvesting peppers and sweetcorn
and discussing digging techniques

18 FLOWERS FOR YOUR PATCH
This month we turn our attention to a great late-summer classic, zinnias

22 GROWING ONLINE
Our pick of gardening social media and websites

26 MEETING THE BLOGGER ✪
This month we meet avid Youtuber Mike Hurdiss, whose video blog Allotment D
ays showcases his four pristine plots

31 SMALL SPACE, BIG HARVESTS ✪
Veg expert Rob Smith explains how to squeeze maximum yields from the
smallest of gardens- even where there is no garden!

36 HERBAL TEA ✪ 
KG's Steve Ott makes soothing cups of tea using home-grown herbs

40 QUINTESSENTIALLY BRITSH PICKLES ✪
Great British Bake Off contestant James Hillery reveals his perfect pickle recipes

42 GARDEN OF KNOWLEDGE
This month gardening writer Steve Neal is in Devon visiting the wonderful garden and
dedicated staff at RHS Rosemoor

48 CAN YOU DIG IT? ✪
It's time to prep your plot for the season ahead. KG editor Steve Ott takes a look
at two of our most basic digging tools, the fork and spade

52 PASSIONATE PLOTTER ✪ 
It's time to enter our Passionate Plotter competition 2018. Send in your photos to win
some great prizes for your veg garden

57 TOP CROPS FOR KIDS ✪ 
Gardening mum-of-three Becky Dickinson has some great advice for those looking to
inspire youngsters

61 WINTER WORKOUT ✪
Organic gardening expert Ben Vanheems offers his seasonal top tip on keeping
your fruit trees and bushes healthy and productive

66 VEG AT A GLANCE - WINTER RADISHES
KG staff writer Tony Flanagan brings you a growing guide on this often neglected crop

69 USE YOUR LOAF ✪
This month chef Anna Cairns Pettigrew cooks up some delicious bread recipes,
starring your home-grown produce

74 THE CRAB APPLE- A CULINARY CLASSIC ✪
Fruit expert David Patch reveals how to grow and use this delicious crop

82 MAKE A HERB TOWER
KG editor Steve Ott has a simple project that could keep you in fresh
herbs all winter long

WHAT TO BUY

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

80 GREAT READERS OFFERS ✪
Claim your free* Strawberry Albion Fruit Plants– worth £12.95
(*just pay p&p) plus many more great savings

85 GREAT GIVEAWAYS WORTH OVER £755
This month you could win a leaf blower, wood paints and wheelie bin store

86 INSTANT SAVERS
In this issue make some great savings on pruning saws, bird food and sundries

88 TRIED AND TESTED ✪
The garden birds on the KG plot put a range of feeders through their paces