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Digital Subscriptions > Kitchen Garden Magazine > November 2018 > WINTER WORKOUT


Fruit trees, bushes and canes give so much for so little, but the winter months are the time to invest a little effort to ensure truly bumper pickings for next season, says Benedict Vanheems


Picture: Harrod Horticultural

Things have quietened down to a crawl in my garden, and I’m betting it’s the same in yours. Autumn comes as a relief after a growing season spent zipping about to keep up with the weeding, watering and, of course, harvesting.

Among the crops that give so generously are the many types of fruit trees and bushes, along with cane fruits such as raspberries, blackberries and their hybrids. And when you work on a weightpicked- to-time-invested ratio, fruits are incredibly fruitful indeed! Year after year they bear their sweet rewards, and all they ask in return is a very modest effort from you – feeding the soil, removing weeds, keeping pests in check and mulching to keep their roots comfortable.

These selfless staples magnify your efforts tenfold, promising a sensational haul of fruits with just a little TLC from you. It all starts now, so as everything else in the garden settles down for winter, it’s time to pull on the gardening gloves and prepare your fruits for a successful 2019. Let’s get started.

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Welcome to the November 2018 digital issue including exclusive videos made especially for you! This month... Can you dig it? Digging tools that take the strain. Give your fruit a winter workout Crab apple to light up plot and plate Snug fit snack food - Tasty vegetables for your small garden Bird feeders tried and tested by the pecks-perts Grow relaxing herbal teas Easy veg for kids Breads and pickles