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Kitchen Garden is Britain's best guide to growing your own. It offers advice from the finest minds in gardening to make sure you get the tastiest produce from your plot.

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GOT A FRUIT OR VEG PROBLEM? ASK KG FOR HELP
Do you love your plot and growing veg? If you do we want to hear from you. Enter our Passionate Plotter Competition 2017 and you could win some great prizes
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The KG team offer chat, tips and gardening gossip
WE DIG INTO THE WORLD WIDE WEB TO HARVEST GREAT WEBSITES, BLOGS & TWEETS
Gaby Bartai visits a spectacular Victorian walled kitchen garden in the Scottish Borders which is being reinvented for the 21st century
Ethnic veg expert Sally Cunningham offers great advice on growing some popular grain crops
Cabbages have a long tradition in the Rob Smith household. This month he delves into the rich history of this allotment favourite and digs up some fascinating heritage varieties
It doesn’t have to be bland, says nutritionist Susie Kearley, as she extols the health benefits of the humble cabbage
Warm summers have us reaching for the hose or watering can but if you conserve soil moisture it will reduce the need to water. Get it right and you might reel up your hosepipe for good, as Benedict Vanheems explains
It might seem like a losing battle at times but it’s not all doom and gloom on the veg patch. This month Julie Moore presents a chemical-free approach to ridding your plot of weeds
Caraway is a garden herb which is not only bursting with flavour, but with health-giving nutrients too. You can try it on us by sowing the seeds we’ve given away with this issue!
There’s watering and then there’s watering smart. This month Tony Flanagan explores the benefits of hands-off watering, letting the kit do the work to ensure that your plants get all the water they need
Want to impress the judges with your produce at the local village fete? In the book the RHS Great British Village Show by queen of preserves Thane Prince and gardening expert Matthew Biggs you’ll find out what it takes to be a prize winner. Here’s an extract to whet your appetite
Soft fruit under threat from hungry birds? Then why not build a fruit cage? Martin Fish shows you how
Mike Hedges, organic gardening expert and MD of The Organic Gardening Catalogue, explores the options available for protecting your crops from a range of garden pests
After taking voluntary redundancy in 2009, Andrew Davenport found himself free to follow his dream of starting his own gardening business. He now runs Gardener’s Cottage, an organic garden and nursery in the North East of England
Some plants prefer an acidic soil, not always easy to create when your soil is alkaline. In such cases, why not make a raised bed especially for acid-loving plants? Joyce Russell shows you how
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If you’re looking for a steadfast friend at your side in the garden, it’s hard to beat a good gardening knife. This month the razor-sharp KG team took to the plot and tried out a range of blades
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Cabbages are one of the kings of the vegetable plot and a long-standing staple for the vegetable gardener, so let’s get down to the essentials
A firm favourite on the veg plot and in the kitchen, so let’s get growing
One way of ensuring a supply of beans throughout the winter is by allowing the pods to grow to full maturity and then letting them dry out. It couldn’t be easier
Garlic has become a valued ingredient for so many dishes these days that no respectable kitchen should really be without it
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Fast growing, requiring little space and never failing to bring a bit of zing to the kitchen table, summer radishes are a must-grow vegetable
Something of a standard addition to salads these days, rocket has a unique flavour. We show how easy it is to cultivate, whether growing it in the open ground or in containers
Sweetcorn is a great crop to grow and picking it straight from the plant provides for a far sweeter, more succulent edible than you can ever expect from the supermarket