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SPACE SAPLING TO LAND AT EDEN

One of eight young trees grown from pips from Sir Isaac Newton’s apple tree and blasted into space with British ESA astronaut Tim Peake is to be planted at the Eden Project.

In 2015 apple pips from the tree were taken on the Principia mission by Tim Peake to the International Space Station. The pips then spent six months floating in micro gravity as part of the Pips in Space project before returning to Earth in 2016.

On their return, the well-travelled pips went to Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden in Sussex and home to the Millennium Seed Bank, where they spent 90 days at 5C (41F) to simulate the winter cold needed to break dormancy. In May 2017, they were warmed to 15C (59F) and the young seedlings started to emerge.

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Welcome to Kitchen Garden Magazine! In this issue: BRASSICAS ARE THE BEST ✪ Meet Carl Walters, winner of the Best Crop category in our annual competition A CUE FOR THE GREAT OUTDOORS ✪ The latest award-winning outdoor cucumber varieties revealed ALL ABUZZ ON THE PLOT Stephanie Hafferty is busy but still finds time to listen to the equally busy bees And much more!