Delicious peaches could be yours without a trip to the shops! Find out how with help from the KG experts…
Editor Steve Ott says: If you love your garden you must love June! Flaming or not, plants are in full growth and the first harvests of fast-growing crops may already be in the bag, especially in the greenhouse and polytunnel.
We have our usual growing guides to help you keep your patch full and fruitful; this month on spring onions, turnips, peaches and fennel, and KG regular Ben Vanheems brings you his top tips to ensure your plot remains as productive for nature as it does for you and your family. It is an unfortunate fact of life for us gardeners that the weeds will be growing too, so starting on page 60 you’ll find all the information you need to combat them with as little backache as possible!
On page 66 Stephanie Hafferty returns with more of her homespun tips – this month, how to make use of freshly foraged elderflowers.
Join us on a visit to the kitchen garden of the famous Gleneagles Hotel, which supplies the restaurant with its fresh produce, and pick up some tips from head gardener Jo Campbell.
This is the time of year when we really start to see the rewards for our efforts, and in the June edition you’ll be able to find out not only what crops to grow at this time of year, but a host of other garden-related topics too.
Plus we’ve the latest news from the gardening world, your letters, exciting recipes, special offers, giveaways, new products and our regular Mudketeers column written by editor Steve, deputy editor Emma and staff writer Tony. The ‘Muddies’ test a selection of pest traps while regular columnist Joyce Russell explains how to make an attractive pallet garden.
Meet Elaine and Julia – otherwise known as the Potty Plotters! They’ve helped to pioneer a Growing Academy in Derby, thought to be a national ‘first’, which follows a timetabled programme of subjects for students to choose from, relevant to the allotment growing seasons.
Classes are taught through an informal learning delivery method in a newly built recycled polytunnel ‘classroom’ run by volunteer tutors.
And there’s much, much more in your fascinating, fun, fact-filled Kitchen Garden magazine! If you subscribe, it will not only save you money, but you’ll also gain free and exclusive access to the Mudketeers’ Club, a website packed with news, views and special offers just for KG subscribers.
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