March issue on sale now!

The days are getting longer, the birds are singing and there are snowdrops peeping through the cold earth. Yes, spring is finally on its way! Join the KG crew for more fun, handy growing tips and delicious recipes in the March issue, now on sale…

It’s time to start thinking in earnest about what you’re going to plant where in the garden or on the allotment. But if you’ve only got a small back yard or tiny terrace, don’t despair! With a little imagination you can grow all manner of crops, which will connect you with nature and bring delicious delights to the kitchen door. Join the Mudketeers – Steve, Emma and Tony – in the printed magazine or online for up-to-date news, thought-provoking articles from a wealth of experts and even your chance to win great prizes!

What’s more, you’ll get free seeds with every issue and if you become a subscriber you’re also a member of the exclusive Mudketeers’ Club, an online resource which offers extra news and tips, special offers and much more.

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KG editor Steve Ott (pictured below) writes: “This month officially marks the end of our long, dark winter and the start of spring. It’s always great to reach March, but more so this year when it is even more important to be able to get outside into the fresh air, grab some vitamin D-packed sunshine (we hope) and see those green shoots emerging all around, whether from spring bulbs or overwintered crops.

“Of course, it’s still very early, especially for readers living further north, and while we may still have to wait a while until the soil is warm enough to sow much, for those lucky enough to have a greenhouse or cold frame, dreams of sowing the new season’s crops are brought just that little bit closer.

“If you don’t have any protected growing space but are thinking of investing, we have three great features for you that you won’t want to miss, including deputy editor Emma Rawlings’ four-page greenhouse buyer’s guide, Ben Vanheems’ feature on cold frames and staff writer Tony Flanagan’s roundup of handy extras to help you get the best from your under cover space.

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“No greenhouse? No problem! For those doing their growing in the open we have advice for perfect carrots, beetroot and asparagus, as well as fruit expert David Patch’s top tips on choosing and caring for all those delicious summer-harvesting soft fruits we all love so much.

“Annabelle Padwick continues her series exploring ways that gardening can help to improve your health and well-being with an in-depth look at a wonderful herb – lemon verbena – while Stephanie Hafferty has more tips to help you to garden on a budget. This month she explains how to grow your own sweet potato plants and also offers a unique recipe for spinach brownies. Don’t worry, they are delicious!”

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