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051 Grow your own Asparagus

3/15/2019
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With Asparagus so expensive to buy, why not invest in growing your own - all you need is a bit of time, space and patience for long-term rewards. Written by Tony Flanagan, read by Rachel Atkins. This episode is supported by the Garden Prong from https://www.prongcroft.co.uk

Duration:00:11:26

050 Everything you need to know about polytunnels

2/26/2019
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A polytunnel is an elongated semi-circular or square shaped tunnel. It is most often constructed using steel and is covered in polythene. Polytunnels come in a range of sizes and are used to keep plants, vegetables and fruits warm enough to grow in temperate regions. It can also enable you to grow fruits, vegetables, and plants out of season. Recorded live, in a polytunnel on the hottest day in February on record, Steve, Emma and Tony tell you everything you need to know. This episode has...

Duration:00:16:10

049 Edible Garden Club Talk

2/22/2019
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Something slightly different for this episode. Editor Steve and Deputy Editor Emma gave a talk to the Horncastle U3A Edible Garden Club. Steve covers how the magazine is put together and Emma looks at some interesting fruit and veg she has attempted to grow!

Duration:01:07:38

048 Heritage Chillies

2/15/2019
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Chillies? Choose heritage. Continuing his series on heritage fruit and veg, Rob Smith shares some of his favourite varieties of chilli and points out that although the heat can be important, it’s the flavour that counts. Read by Rachel Atkins. This episode is supported by Victoriana Nursery Gardens. To find out more, go to https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk

Duration:00:13:53

047 Getting ready for Spring - Mulches

2/5/2019
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This month, Steve, Tony and Emma talk about getting your garden ready for spring planting, and take a close look at mulches. This episode has been supported Strulch - the light and easy to use garden mulch made from wheat straw for organic gardening https://www.strulch.co.uk

Duration:00:12:49

046 The future of seeds (Post-Brexit)

1/15/2019
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We try to reduce ‘vegetable miles’ by growing our own and buying locally, but often forget that their journey actually starts with the seeds. Hardly any of the vegetable seeds sold to UK gardeners and growers are produced in this country. Similarly, other products with local provenance are valued – local cider or breeds of livestock, for example – but rarely local varieties of vegetable. Change could be on its way, however. Small independent seed companies are becoming more popular; Brexit...

Duration:00:15:39

045 Bringing The Joy To Veg Growing

12/24/2018
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A Christmas Eve treat for our listeners - Gardening writer Wendy Pillar violated the rule ‘never meet your heroes’ when she visited veg growing legend Joy Larkcom at her home in Ireland. She was very glad that she did. Read by Rachel Atkins. Merry Christmas everyone!

Duration:00:12:21

044 Live on BBC Radio Lincolnshire

12/11/2018
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Kitchen Garden magazine was recently voted Britain’s best gardening publication 2018 by the Garden Media Guild at gardening’s version of The Oscars, held annually at The Savoy Hotel in London. To mark the occasion roving reporter Hope Bolger of BBC Radio Lincolnshire visited KG HQ in Horncastle for a quick chat over the airwaves with editor Steve Ott to find out more about the publication, why the judges awarded KG this great accolade and why one of the magazine’s newest writers, fruit...

Duration:00:05:09

043 Garden Publication of the Year winner

12/6/2018
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Kitchen Garden has picked up a top accolade from the Garden Media Guild Awards. The magazine was crowned Garden Publication of the Year at a lunch at The Savoy Hotel, London on November 29, while one of its contributors, David Patch, was named Practical Journalist of the Year at the event. Visit our YouTube channel to see our Christmas advert: https://www.youtube.com/kitchengardenmagazine Mudketeers Club https://www.mudketeers.co.uk

Duration:00:09:47

042 Christmas Gift Guide

11/23/2018
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Rachel Atkins looks at a selection of gift ideas for green-fingered loved ones.

Duration:00:07:46

041 Super Tubers - Jerusalem Artichokes

11/8/2018
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Apart from its infamous gaseous effects on the digestive system, the artichoke is no joke, says Rob Smith. It’s an attractive plant, easy to grow and produces tasty tubers - read by Rachel Atkins.

Duration:00:11:07

040 Jobs for October and question time

10/11/2018
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Greetings from the KG plot! There's lots to do this month as we all prepare for Autumn and Winter - Martin Fish has the details. In Question Time we cover; Blackfly on beans, the Froghopper, poor soil problems, a failing apple tree and grafted tomatoes. Presented by Rachel Atkins.

Duration:00:11:45

039 Dried and tasted

9/21/2018
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Drying is one of the oldest methods of preserving fresh produce, and for the gardener it offers convenience, reliability and speed. Written by Benedict Vanheems. Rachel Atkins tells us what’s involved.

Duration:00:10:55

038 Mushroom picking without the mystery

8/28/2018
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Foraging expert Geoff Dann explains how by doing your homework you can gather wild mushrooms with safety. Read by Rachel Atkins. Fungi foraging can be daunting to a beginner. Britain is home to a vast variety (perhaps seven times as many species as there are plants) and some of them are deadly. In many cases, identification isn’t easy (even for experienced mushroomhunters). Going foraging with an expert doesn’t always help – some of my students, especially when the fungi are plentiful, are...

Duration:00:07:36

037 Trouble-free tomatoes

7/17/2018
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From cracked or slow-ripening fruits to no fruits at all, blight-battered foliage or an outbreak of whitefly – a lot can go awry with your tomatoes. But forewarned is forearmed, says Benedict Vanheems. Understand the threats and take action now to ensure trouble-free toms. Read by Rachel Atkins.

Duration:00:16:22

036 Recorded live at Easton Walled Garden

6/23/2018
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The KG team went to Easton Walled Gardens near Grantham in Lincolnshire to film their videos for the forthcoming August issue. Join them as they take a stroll around the lovely fruit and veg garden and chat about the delights that they found there, such as burgeoning crops including potatoes, beans and salads and some of the many sweet peas that the gardens are famous for. Why not visit for yourself? For more info see www.visiteaston.co.uk

Duration:00:12:00

035 Storytime with Kitchen Garden: Plot 4B

6/22/2018
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How is it that an allotment can be kept so neat and tidy and packed with bountiful crops when its owner is never seen? Emma Rawlings narrates the story of the mystery of Plot 4B.

Duration:00:11:16

034 Kitchen Garden April 2017 full audio edition

4/16/2018
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As a special treat this month, we bring you the complete audio version of the April 2017 issue. Subscribers to our digital edition get the complete audio every month. For some great subscription offers, take a look here: classicmagazines.co.uk/kg264

Duration:01:17:27

033 Grow your own tea!

3/11/2018
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In episode 33, Steve, Emma and Tony take a look at adding colour to your garden with dahlias, growing your own tea, salad varieties and asparagus. They discuss reducing the use of plastic on the plot, and introduce the potato bag challenge – all this and more is available in the April 2018 issue, on sale now. For some great subscription offers, take a look here: https://www.classicmagazines.co.uk/kg264

Duration:00:13:06

032 A salad of garden delights

3/8/2018
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The choice of salad for the home gardener to grow is enormous and makes supermarket bags of leaves seem boring. Sue Stickland shares some of her favourites (read by Rachel Atkins).

Duration:00:14:33