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by KG Steve
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: LOCKDOWN TOP TIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: LOCKDOWN TOP TIPS

Wow thanks chaps for all your comments that have come in over the weekend. Lots of great stories and tips there, but feel free to keep sending them in. We will add as many as we can to our feature, probably in the October issue. Hope you (and your veggies) are not being blown around too much this mo...
by KG Steve
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: LOCKDOWN TOP TIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: LOCKDOWN TOP TIPS

...and a great story too Clive and one I reckon many people will identify with. Thank so much for sharing it with us. Hoping some of the slowing down and making do that was forced upon us over the past few months will rub off, but fear modern life will take over again as soon as it can! Glad the fre...
by KG Steve
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: LOCKDOWN TOP TIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 466

LOCKDOWN TOP TIPS

Hi everyone This has been a really challenging year for everyone and gardeners are no exception. Garden centre closures, shortages and delivery challenges involving many gardening essentials have forced us to adapt and become more resourceful. In the kitchen too we’ve all been looking for ways to ma...
by KG Steve
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Onions from Seed
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Re: Onions from Seed

You cud plant them in your polytunnel Connie or alternatively pot them on into individual small pots or large cells and grow them on. Harden them off before planting outside in March as Elmigo says or if the weather is still poor hang on for a little longer until it improves. If planting outside cho...
by KG Steve
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Well Done Kitchen Garden !
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Well Done Kitchen Garden !

Thanks for these thoughts chaps. I have passed them on and have also been told that we do have some other ideas on the stove too, so watch this space as they say!
by KG Steve
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Well Done Kitchen Garden !
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Well Done Kitchen Garden !

Sounds like a good idea Westi. I'm not sure how the supermarkets or some potential customers would like it, but I'll put it to those who deal with these things and know much more about the marketing aspects than I do. You don't know unless you ask!
by KG Steve
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Well Done Kitchen Garden !
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Well Done Kitchen Garden !

Yes it is a bit more complicated in the shops Primrose. As well as allowing potential purchasers to see what's in the issue it also has to remain stable in storage, which has been our problem with starch-based bags etc. But still looking.
by KG Steve
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Well Done Kitchen Garden !
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Well Done Kitchen Garden !

Hi Guys Glad you like it! Yes from now on all subscriber copies will be sent out in paper envelopes which I agree is a big step forwards. Those n the shops are still in a type of plastic, but can be recycled at larger stores at plastic shopping bag collection points and we continue to look for a bet...
by KG Steve
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: wrapper which the magazine comes in
Replies: 10
Views: 2270

Re: wrapper which the magazine comes in

Hi Guys Yes we are always checking on the situation regarding wrappings for KG and I would agree with lots of Stephen's comments below. Potato starch bags have too short a shelf life since we would have to buy in bulk to get the price we would need to make it viable. Also I believe they compost only...
by KG Steve
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Very Small Globe Artichokes
Replies: 5
Views: 1765

Re: Very Small Globe Artichokes

You are obviously more of an artichoke connoisseur than I am Cobbarn - they are one veg that my family and I have never been able to feel the love for, so I don't grow them, although I do grow cardoons for their ornamental appeal. I wonder if it is possible to go back to the person you originally ha...
by KG Steve
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Pea and Bean weevil?
Replies: 4
Views: 1685

Re: Pea and Bean weevil?

Healthy plants usually go on to produce good crops without having to spray Catherine - or you could consider covering the young plants with crop protection netting or fleece until well established. If you do need to spray Bug Clear Gun for Fruit & Veg, Ecofective Bug Killer is approved for use o...
by KG Steve
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: conference pears
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Re: conference pears

My Conference pear usually fruits really well. It is fan-trained against a west wall and seems to like the heat that radiates from it (when we get some sun!). This year however it has lost lots of fruitlets - more than usual perhaps - during the normal June drop - the process whereby apples and pear...
by KG Steve
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Flooding
Replies: 6
Views: 1693

Re: Flooding

For now Connie I'd concentrate on the planting holes as others have said - adding your preferred nutrients as you go, then you can top up with mulches as suggested above around hungry plants such as squashes and in the autumn either dig in or just lay over the top plenty of well rotted manure or gar...
by KG Steve
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Polytunnel Plastic Grade??
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Polytunnel Plastic Grade??

Hi Connie Any of the polytunnel manufacturers will be able to sell you a new cover for your frame if you give them the size. As others have mentioned covers some in various grades but all good ones will have UV protection to give the cover a longer life when exposed to bright sunlight. It is also a ...
by KG Steve
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Easter!
Replies: 14
Views: 2626

Happy Easter!

Hi Chaps. Just wanted to wish all our forum regulars a very happy Easter from all on the KG team. Looks like the weather is set fine for gardening so we hope you have a great time in the garden - or perhaps visiting someone else's. Cute as they are, may the bunnies keep away from your carrots.

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