Long days, summery sunshine and the dream of delicious home-grown crops coming to fruition. It’s time to pick up the latest issue of Kitchen Garden for all the latest news from the plot. The July issue is now on sale!
Don’t miss the July issue for the chance to have a peek at Sir Andy Murray’s own Scottish veg plot! And if we are lucky enough to have a flaming great summer this year, there are plenty of ideas for harnessing the power of the sun to energise your gardening goodies.
Kitchen Garden editor Steve Ott, pictured below, says: “The cool, dry spring that many of us experienced this year held back growth and delayed planting, but you can’t hold nature back forever and things are now growing away nicely – in my part of the East Midlands at least.
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“July is all about maintaining growth, being prepared to fill any gaps and getting those tender crops, which have had to wait so patiently in their packets, growing away and planted out – once all fear of frost has gone, of course. One such is the good old marrow, the subject of a growing guide from KG’s Tony Flanagan. Turn to page 52 to find out more.
“Someone else who knows how to grow massive marrows is the subject of our last word this month. Gerald Stratford has been dubbed the Vegetable King by his equally massive following on Twitter where his posts went viral during the lockdowns. Turn to page 110 to read about this mild-mannered veg grower who just loves to spend as much time on his allotment as possible.
“Former Wimbledon champion Sir Andy Murray opens the gates on his amazing vegetable garden to you, starting on page 32; the garden supplies the gourmet restaurant of Andy’s five-star Cromlix hotel near his home in Dunblane. We also reveal the equally impressive plots of two KG readers – Julia Radcliffe-Watts and Emily Cupit (Emily only started gardening during the pandemic!).
“We have expert tips on organic ways to target problem pests and proving that you can grow veg in just about any garden space, deputy editor Emma Rawlings explains how you can reap tasty harvests from your lawn!”
Don’t forget – you can preorder the next issue of Kitchen Garden, if you’re too busy on the allotment to trek into town. Or better still, why not subscribe? There are some great deals available and you’ll get free seeds too!
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