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PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AND SCARECROW AVENUE OCTOBER 14. Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley, Southampton. See the biggest pumpkins grown in the UK. Noon- 5.30pm.www.jst.org.uk

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This month : Get set to harvest - pick your perfect pumpkins plus harvesting kit on test 6-page special feature - pck crops of tasty berries 8 home-grown recipes to suit every taste Save £££ make your own handy crop covers 13 top tips to tidy your plot this autumn Instant savers & giveways - the case for organic seeds Juicy smoothies - grow your own health drinks + 7 Exclusive videos!

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ALL THE LATEST NEWS, PRODUCTS & FACTS FROM THE WORLD OF KITCHEN GARDENING
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GET GROWING
The KG team offer chat, tips and gardening gossip
Courgettes are an iconic summer crop. KG editor Steve Ott takes a close look at a variety he has been growing this year, British-bred ‘Piccolo F1’
You can’t go wrong with apples and pears – low calorie, low carbohydrate and conducive to good health, as nutritionist Susie Kearley explains
Gaby Bartai visits a Scottish walled garden which fell into dereliction but is now being recreated for a 21st-century clientele
Why not have a go at growing this unusual member of the cucumber family? Organic gardener and exotic veg enthusiast Sally Cunningham has enjoyed growing this scrambling plant on her plot
WE DIG INTO THE WORLD WIDE WEB TO HARVEST GREAT WEBSITES, BLOGS & TWEETS
The autumn equinox is upon us, which means longer nights and shorter days. And with the accompanying cooler weather, now is the moment growth really starts to slow. Yet there’s still time to cheat the seasons – just a little at least! How? By making your own crop covers, as Benedict Vanheems demonstrates
Pumpkins and squash come in many shapes and colours. This month heritage veg enthusiast Rob Smith introduces some of his favourite varieties
In this excerpt from the new book by chef, cafe owner and author David Bez we look at some of his ideas for tasty and healthy comfort bowls using nourishing grains and soups
Michael Hedges, managing director of The Organic Gardening Catalogue, explains how organic seeds are produced and the vital part they have to play in the development of an eco-friendly future
This month Julie Moore explains why knowing the pH of your soil is important and what you can do to create the right conditions for your plants
Did you know there’s a whole world of hybrid berries out there just waiting to be enjoyed? Take a tour with fruit growing specialist David Patch as your guide
Hybrid berries such as loganberry (crossed between a raspberry and blackberry) have long stems that are best tied in to supports.Joyce Russell suggests a method of support that uses canes and posts.
Rekha Mistry was one of the nine contestants in the second series of The Big Allotment Challenge shown in 2015. So what has she been up to since? One hot day in July the KG teamwent to find out
As harvesting continues, the veg garden starts to empty and it may be tempting to take your foot off the pedal and leave it to its own devices. But as KG editor Steve Ott explains, a little attention now can pay big dividends next spring
Ditch the sugar, saysSusie Kearleywith her selection of super smoothies made from fresh home-grown produce
YOU YOUR PLOT
GOT A FRUIT OR VEG PROBLEM? ASK KG FOR HELP
YOU & YOUR PLOT
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
With beet, winter squash and damsons on the menu, Anna Pettigrew’s latest culinary creations will certainly get those taste buds tingling
With the KG website forum users: How much time do you actually spend just sitting and looking at your vegetable plot?
WHAT TO BUY
OUR ROUNDUP OF THE LATEST PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FOR KITCHEN GARDENERS
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