As we bake in soaring temperatures, gardens and allotments are bursting into a riot of colour and preparing to deliver heavenly harvests.
September marks the start of autumn in the UK and with it the start of the main harvesting season for the crops that will fill store cupboards and freezers through the winter months. So in this issue you’ll find all you need to know about the art of harvesting and storing from two of our experts, Ben Vanheems and Joyce Russell, writes KG editor Steve Ott (pictured).
National Trust ideas for your plot
“Gardeners often need to look back to look forward. Although climate change wasn’t in the vocabulary of gardeners in the past, some of the older gardening techniques are still relevant and can help us combat modern problems and prepare for extremes.” So says Ian Wright, acting head of gardens for the National Trust.
To help with this, the trust has identified some of the traditional techniques and approaches that can be used to tackle modern challenges. Read more in the magazine about how to water wisely, plant heritage crops, create healthy soil and tackle pests and diseases the natural way.
To read more of what’s in the September issue, see the preview here: