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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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Despite some initial reservations, allotment champion Steve Neal recounts the success of opening up an allotment site in Somerset to the National Garden Scheme
Loking for something bulletproof to grow in a tricky spot? Organic veg expert Sally Cunningham suggests sea kale as the one to try
Beans have been a staple crop for thousands of years, helping to shape our civilisation. They remain as important as ever and here heritage veg expert Rob Smith reveals his favourite tried and trusted dwarf and climbing French varieties
This month nutritionist Susie Kearley highlights the health benefits of the French bean
You don’t need a big garden to grow useful amounts of veg, especially for those wonderful summer barbecues, as KG editor Steve Ott explains
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For sweetness and sheer aroma, melons are hard to beat and though they do need a bit of attention, this end-of-summer beauty is well worth the effort, says Tony Flanagan
The peak of a hot, sticky summer can be a stressful time for greenhouse andpolytunnel crops. Maintaining a healthy growing environment is essential to keep undercover fruits and vegetables in prime condition, says Benedict Vanheems. Good ventilation, shading and ample moisture means happy, healthy plants
This month Joyce Russell shows just how easy and cost effective it is to set up liquid feeds for your fruit and veg
Professional nurseryman David Patch highlights the principles which underlie the pruning of stone fruit trees and how to put these into practice
July is the key month for harvesting, preserving and propagating your herbs and there are plenty of options, says Gaby Bartai
Small in size but big on flavour, Cape gooseberries and tomatillos are easy to grow, bringing a unique tang and tartness to the kitchen table, says Sue Stickland
Weeds are a perennial problem (pardon the pun!), especially those that encroach on the borders of your plot or spring up from nowhere on your paths, patios and driveways. So here is a selection of weedkillers the KG team put to the test this month
Looking for something both attractive and space saving to house your plants? Why not make a ladder shelf? The sky’s the limit, says Martin Fish
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