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Are you our most Passionate Plotter?

Are you our most Passionate Plotter?

12 May 2014

Kitchen Garden magazine is looking for the UK’s most passionate plot holder and we are not talking ‘lurve’ for the ladies or gents here but passion for fruit and veg growing.

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Smashing pumpkins

Smashing pumpkins

9 September 2014

Thompson & Morgan look set to hand over another whopping cheque this autumn as growers report they are on track to smash the record for the UK’s heaviest pumpkin.

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Snowdrops planted to commemorate First World War

Snowdrops planted to commemorate First World War

8 September 2014

Thousands of snowdrops, the symbol of hope and endurance, are to be planted across Manchester City centre as a poignant reminder of the First World War – 100 years on. Leading the events is National Trust’s urban gardener-in-residence, Sean Harkin, who is hoping to recruit as many green fingers as possible of all ages to help plant 100,000 snowdrop bulbs between September 13 and 21 across the city at various landmarks.

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Competitions

Win! Vegtrug - the original & still the best

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, 1st October 2014

VegTrug, the original V-shaped raised vegetable bed is available in medium, small and mini versions... and here at Kitchen Garden we have six of the medium ones to give away.

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Kitchen Garden October Giveaways

CLOSING DATE: Friday, 10th October 2014

6x pairs of Okatsune standard secateurs 2x places on the Advanced Vegetable Gardening and Self-Sufficiency course 12x Refreshing Exfoliation Treatments

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Feature Articles

2014 KG Feature Index

8 September 2014

Kitchen Garden index for issue 196 January 2014 to issue 207, December 2014.

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Videos

Growing Potatoes: Earthing Up for a Christmas Harvest (Container Gardening)

17 September 2014

It's time to earth-up the potatoes which are growing in containers for a harvest on Christmas Day. Earthing-up potatoes helps to increase the size of yield. These potatoes were planted at the start of August.

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Blogs

‘French Beans? No! Tomatoes!

‘French Beans? No! Tomatoes!

12 February 2014

The timing of this blog was inspired by a very special little girl. This delightful little thing was sitting in her high chair with a small tomato in each hand biting into them alternately and really savouring the flavour. Interestingly, neither of her parents likes tomatoes so it is nice to see them letting her try things for herself. I’m guessing her mum might be growing some cherry tomatoes this year!

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The Planting of a Plum Tree

The Planting of a Plum Tree

15 November 2013

It’s a great time for planting fruit trees, if the ground’s not frozen or too wet, so that is what I intend to do.

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Diary Dates

Chelsea Physic Garden autumn programme

Chelsea Physic Garden autumn programme

9 September 2014

This autumn Chelsea Physic Garden has a variety of walks, talks and workshops to inspire creative interpretations of the garden or give hands-on gardening advice

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Current Issue: Oct 2014

Issue Oct 2014

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♦ Winning ways with winter herbs
♦ How to store pumpkins
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