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PLUGGING THE GAP

Sowing seeds can be great fun, but there is an alternative that can produce super tasty crops with much less fuss. KG editor Steve Ott sings the praises of plug plants

PLUG PLANTS

A wonderful sense of achievement can be had from growing your own harvests from a packet of seeds, but it can also be quite time consuming and fraught with uncertainties. Seeds may fail to germinate for a number of reasons, pests and diseases might take their toll on your seedlings or a sudden cold snap put paid to all your hard work.

If you prefer more certainty in your gardening life – or perhaps you just forgot to sow that essential batch of brassicas when you should have – then plug plants are for you.

Unpack your plants as soon as they arrive
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In this month's issue of Kitchen Garden ... - Offers & giveaways worth £2672 , including tickets to Blenheim Palace & Gardens - Runner beans - Hanging baskets - Gutter gardens - Be a blueberry smoothie with advice from our fruit expert - Plug those gaps with our young plant buyer's guide - Yes you can! Pick health-boosting harvests in just 4 weeks - Shady characyers Vag that loves the dark side - Save 10% on products - 6 great recipes fermenting masterclass -Spinach made simple