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Digital Subscriptions > Kitchen Garden Magazine > 259 - April 2019 > OH,IT DOES LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE


If you live beside the seaside, your edible gardening is often hampered by strong, salt-laden winds and frequent deposits of sand. Most veg dislike being ready-salted, so they curl up and die.

Similar conditions are experienced to a lesser degree by anyone living next to a major road, with salt and grit being blasted a disturbingly long distance, causing both chemical and physical burns to tender foliage.

I must see a dozen or so cases a year of sudden unexplained outbreaks of a universal leafspot, thought to be a virulent new species of fungus. Closer questioning usually reveals that the markings appeared after prolonged frosty, dry and windy weather, and is worst on plants facing the prevailing wind.

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Welcome to Kitchen Garden Magazine In this issue: A Joy of Summer Veg expert Rob Smith has some top tips for success with courgettes every time Brilliant Brassicas! Former head gardener Sue Stickland explores our changing attitudes to brassicas and the many exciting new varieties available Flights of Fancy Gardener and nature enthusiast Ben Vanheems encourages us all to make room for butterflies on our plots And much more!