The sun is shining (and, unlike the summer of 2018, there’s been quite a lot of rain so far)… but it’s all good for making our veggies grow!
The July issue of Kitchen Garden contains some fascinating features and facts to mull over while you’re enjoying the fruits of your labours, or just sitting in the garden enjoying a spot of relaxation.
Editor Steve Ott (pictured below) says: “With the season in full swing and many of the faster-growing early crops being harvested, it is important to think about second sowings to keep your patch as productive as possible. Turn to our jobs pages, which this month are packed with all the essential tasks to keep your plots, and freezers, full to the brim.
“In this issue Rob Smith brings you his growing guide to speedy and nutritious chard and perpetual spinach. I take a look at carrots and offer my top tips for growing this essential root veg while fruit expert David Patch turns his attention to tangy gooseberries, explaining why no plot should be without them (I certainly wouldn’t be without my home-made gooseberry jam!).
“You can never be sure of what the UK summer might bring, but assuming we do get some lovely sunshine, we have lots of advice to help you to make the most of precious water both indoors and out, including a roundup of self-watering systems available to keep your undercover crops happy and healthy, come rain or shine.”
Regular KG contributor Benedict Vanheems always has an interesting take on the vegetable plot, and in this issue he looks at some common (or garden!) gardening sayings and suggestions that may not always be as true as you’d like to think. So, don’t bother saving those eggshells to deter slugs…
Find out how you can treat yourself with home-grown spa goodies instead of spending a fortune! And if you’re very much into saving water, there’s a useful feature explaining how to make the most of our H2O.
And that international flavour? We visit a garden with more than a hint of Mediterranean influence, and find out how allotments in Hungary are developed and cultivated compared to here in the UK. What a view from this Hungarian plot!
Check out this preview of the July issue below. Enjoy the summer!
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