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FOLLOW THAT STAR…

This month Sally Cunningham recalls her childhood forays into the Wiltshire countryside and bringing home wild asparagus

Growing up in Wiltshire, my interest in wild flowers as a child was originally sparked at least partly by economics, identifying correctly the edible wild greens I collected to feed our pet rabbits, when a combination of poor grain harvests and the oil crisis meant the price of feed doubled within weeks. A gift of Kemble Martin’s The Concise British Flora at the age of 11 meant I learned my plants equally by Latin and English names in families, something which has proved invaluable in later life, although the recent new classifications are proving harder to unlearn the old ones!

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Welcome to Kitchen Garden Magazine In this issue: ON THE VEG PATCH This month Joyce Russell takes over our jobs on the plot feature. Joyce is busy tending to leeks, preparing bean trenches, sorting seeds and lifting celeriac IN THE GREENHOUSE KG regular Martin Fish moves into the greenhouse and polytunnel from this issue and is having a winter clean up, preparing the soil for spring crops and pruning grapes THE CULTIVATED PLOT In the first part of his new series, Graham Strong gets his new plot into shape for spring sowings MEET THE BLOGGERS This month we meet Hayley Moisley, a young blogger with a bright future in the world of allotment gardening