And win lots of gardening goodies
How would you like to be featured on the pages of Kitchen Garden magazine in 2021? We are inviting all readers to send in some pictures of their plots to be published next year.
All readers who are picked to be our Plotter of the Month will receive a great bundle of prizes worth an amazing £444 each! To enter, simply fill in a questionnaire and send us 10 pictures of your plot and a picture of yourself and/or others that help you on the plot.
You can submit an entry for an allotment, a veg patch in your garden or even a few veggies grown on a balcony or patio in a few pots. All are welcome as it is your passion for growing that we want to share with other readers – so pristine plots and perfect veg are not necessary.
Enter Here (You will need a Google acount)
■ We have a deadline of October 31, 2020 for arrival of your entries.
WHAT YOU COULD WIN…
Trumpet Peony Plant Support from Harrod Horticultural Worth £34
These will make a real focal point in your garden. They are traditionally used to support peonies but they can be used for most large herbaceous plants. The rust metal support is even attractive just on its own in a border. They come in different sizes but this one is 60cm (2ft) high with a 30cm (1ft) diameter.
Big Planter Worth £153
This brand new planter from The Posh Shed Company comes in nine sizes. It has fully pressure treated timber walls with unrottable base, made from recycled plastic board. The slatted bottoms allow good drainage and the smallest version (.5m x .6m x .35m/20x24x133⁄4in approx) provides lots of room for growing roots. The smallest planter is the prize (pictured inset above).
WoodBloCX e-voucher Worth £100
WoodBlocX is a modular timber system that can be used to build raised beds, ponds, seating, borders and more in the garden quickly and easily. Small lightweight blocks are held together using strong dowels to build structures that stand the test of time and do not crack or warp. WoodBlocX structures are guaranteed for 15 years and the company offers a free bespoke design service.
Sack of Biochar from SoilFixer Worth £21.60
This contains everything needed to grow healthy delicious crops naturally. The pack includes one 150g (5oz) Rootgrow, two packs of Tomato Starter, After Plant Tomato Feed (1ltr), After Plant Grow Your Own (1ltr) and complimentary RHS Bird Feed.
Envii bundle Worth £38.47
Garden enrichment expert Envii is offering a bundle of its organic products which will have your neighbours green with garden envy! The bundles contain three of the company’s products. They include:
Activearth – Organic soil conditioner that encourages earthworms and increases biological activity in soil, and Water Butt Klear – Natural dual action product that uses organic bacteria to keep water butts clean and smell free, while providing plants with essential nourishment. Also Seafeed Extra – Organic liquid seaweed fertiliser that contains additional iron and plant-based amino acids to improve a plant’s root development and crop yield.
BioMix from Hozelock Worth £69.99
You can produce your own home-made natural and organic feeds for all your plants with the Hozelock BioMix. Simply add nettles or comfrey to the container and add water. It is a sealed unit so you don’t get any smell and a handle on the top allows you to mix the solution regularly. There’s also an inner container that can be lifted out, which contains the leaves and filters the liquid into the main container. A tap at the base then means you can easily extract the nutrient feed and add more water to dilute before using on your plants.
We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support with Plotter of the Month.
Hozelock has been making garden equipment for 60 years and 75% of its products are made in Britain. The company has a comprehensive range that covers garden watering, garden spraying, plant protection and pond solutions. Tel: 0121 313 1122 www.hozelock.com
The Posh Shed Company
The Posh Shed Company produces high-quality sheds that are so well designed and beautiful to look at they make a great focal point in any garden. There’s a huge range to choose from, including those with a contemporary look or, if you prefer, a more classic design. The company can even make bespoke sheds to suit the customer’s needs. The Posh Shed Company has branched out into other accessories too, including new planters which are part of our prize package. www.theposhshedcompany.co.uk
WoodBlocX is a modular timber system that can be used to build raised beds, ponds, seating, borders and more in the garden, quickly and easily. Small lightweight blocks are held together using strong dowels to build structures that stand the test of time and do not crack or warp. WoodBlocX structures are guaranteed for 15 years and the company offers a free bespoke design service. www.woodblocx.co.uk
Envii is a family-run business, super passionate about delivering the best. Specialising in unique premium-quality garden, pond and home products, Envii believes you deserve the ultimate performance to suit your needs. That’s why the company invests time and attention into adding powerful, naturally derived active ingredients that make for stronger, more effective solutions and happy customers. Tel: 01246 240880 www.envii.co.uk
This company has been producing superior quality garden products for over 65 years and is renowned for its sturdy fruit and vegetable cages, raised beds, planters, arches and structures, as well as a huge range of other gardening sundries. New this year is a delightful hand-crafted traditional furniture range. Tel: 0333 400 1500 www.harrodhorticultural.com
Empathy’s Grow Your Own products are natural alternatives to chemical feeds and support products, working biologically to seed the soil with rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi and good bacterial elements that will nurture and feed plants to produce healthy growth and tasty crops. www.rootgrow.co.uk
SoilFixer produces a range of soil and compost additives, including a compost activator (humification agent), biochars and a super compost (SF60) to help make soil a healthier place for plants and vegetables to grow. www.soilfixer.co.ukEnjoy more Kitchen Garden reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe.