The Kitchen Garden Magazine Podcast – packed full of hints, tips and advice from the team.
It’s hard to believe that we are about to say goodbye to another gardening season. I hope yours has been as trouble free, enjoyable and productive as ours on the KG plot. But while it is sad to see the garden preparing for its…
The hawfinch has landed! Find out more about this shy bird, and extra news just for subscribers, in our latest Subs Club for November
Year of the hawfinch
Above: A rare hawfinch. Picture: Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)
Last year saw a ‘waxwing winter’; this year it’s the turn of the lesser-known hawfinch. The UK’s largest finch, it has a massive, parrot-like…
Our friends at Mr Fothergill’s have joined in the fun and are growing their own giant marrows. have you entered our competition yet?
Just in are these pictures of some rather nice marrows being grown at Mr Fothergill’s trials grounds in Kentford, Suffolk. The folks there have been growing along with us and putting our efforts to shame!
Gorgeous Grantham garden competes for the prize
I thought I’d send you an update on the marrows in the gardens.
Our outdoor sown courgette took a week longer to germinate than our indoor sown, but didn’t have to cope with becoming re-established in the veg bed. It has grown larger and fruited before the indoor sown plants, all plants are…
Hopeful for the title of biggest marrow in harvesting tragedy
Sad to report that Mervin the marrow, challenger to Marvin in KG’s massive marrow competition mysteriously disappeared last night. Said KG’s editor Steve Ott: “I had just finished my tea which consisted of some freshly harvested roast veggies accompanied by a tasty courgette, lime and coriander side dish and was…
It’s so hot. Longest day and the hottest. What idiot decided to put me in a mini greenhouse? Thankfully I am getting plenty of water. I heard on the marrow vine that Mervin has disappeared. That must mean I am on course to being the biggest marrow in the world.…
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