How to grow: Rhubarb

Rhubarb is probably the easiest of all fruit and veg crops to grow since by and large it can simply be left to produce a harvest of colourful leaf stalks without much help from us. However, the best thick and tasty sticks will have been given just a little attention during the season. Varieties ‘Timperley Early’Is a good one for…

Podcast 72: Jobs for January

The Kitchen Garden Magazine Podcast – packed full of hints, tips and advice from the team. Thanks for downloading episode 72 of the Kitchen Garden podcast. Steve, Emma and Tony have been bracing the cold to get some jobs done in the garden, including forcing rhubarb, fruit pruning and harvesting leeks.…
Good enough to eat!

Good enough to eat!

As the Chelsea Flower Show gets under way, we reveal one of the top trends from members of the Society of Garden Designers – edible gardens. Evident in gardens large and small this year is a trend for incorporating edibles into floral displays. Tom Massey uses herbs, cleverly displayed on a planted-up building block wall, and exotic fruit trees –…

Mudketeers diary-28th March 2018

Triffid tale Nothing makes such a dramatic entrance as rhubarb. It’s thick fleshy shoots emerge from the ground like a monster from the deep. All I need do now is to mulch with some garden compost around the base making sure I don’t get too near the emerging shoots or it could cause them to rot.…

Podcast 23: Question time

The Kitchen Garden Magazine Podcast – packed full of hints, tips and advice from the team. Welcome to Question Time – Got a fruit or veg problem? Ask KG for help. This month’s expert panel: Guy Barter – RHS chief horticulturalist, Emma Rawlins – Deputy editor, Kitchen Garden magazine, David Patch – Professional nurseryman, R V Roger Ltd, Anne Swithinbank…