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Digital Subscriptions > Kitchen Garden Magazine > October 2017 > OU the plot with the 3 Mudketeers

OU the plot with the 3 Mudketeers

The KG team offer chat, tips and gardening gossip

Top tip

As the weather becomes more inclement, raise your outside pots off the ground with wooden ‘feet or bricks to protect from frost and waterlogging.

”All for onions and onions for all”


In the spring I sowed some seeds of a heritage runner bean I’d been lucky enough to be given called ‘Black Emperor’ and since there weren’t many, I decided to plant the resulting young plants in my new polytunnel. The plants grew very well, but I became very anxious when at first they refused to flower - would I be the one to lose this apparently rare variety? When they eventually did blossom they were very slow to set and I was worried that I might have a complete failure on my hands.

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