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KG PROBLEM SOLVER

GOT A FRUIT OR VEG PROBLEM? ASK KG FOR HELP

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POTATO NEMESIS

Yet again my potato crop has been ruined. I have grown the crop in different parts of the allotment but they are still full of holes. What is eating my potatoes?

Christine Joyce, Newcastle upon Tyne

Steve Ott, editor, Kitchen Garden magazine

STEVE SAYS: Unfortunately, your potatoes are suffering from slug damage, a common problem in poorly drained or heavy soils, but can be found virtually anywhere potatoes are grown. The most likely culprits are the little black keeled slugs since they live in the soil and will burrow deep into the tubers, eating out the distinctive chambers. You may occasionally see them around or inside the tubers when you lift your crop.

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Welcome to Kitchen Garden Magazine In this issue: THE LATE SHOW In the latest update on progress on their new plot, Graham and Sally Strong gather in the late harvests, plant autumn onions and sow green manure FRUIT TREES IN TRAINING Gardening writer Wendy Pillar travels to West Dean Gardens in Sussex to see a wonderful collection of trained fruit trees AN EYE FOR A PIE ✪ Former Bake Off contestant James Hillery brings you some of his favourite fruit pie recipes and much more!