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by KG Tony
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: What's Happenin'?
Replies: 11
Views: 450

What's Happenin'?

Well, the days are getting shorter and the clocks go back this weekend!

But I'm sure there's plenty happening.

What are you planning for the following months outside and in?

My broad bean plants are just emerging now in cell trays and will be planted in the polytunnel soon...
by KG Tony
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Howling winds, ice, snow and torrential rain!
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Howling winds, ice, snow and torrential rain!

Well, this month we've had ice and snow, howling winds, torrential rain and oh yes, a bit of sun! Some of us may have been huddling up in front of the fire and keeping warm and dry, though I suspect there are the more hardy amongst us who have been getting down to business. So what have you been up ...
by KG Tony
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Melons Anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Melons Anyone?

Anyone intending to grow melons this year?

If you've mastered the art of growing melons, do you have any top tips you would like to share with other members? How about any particular varieties you've had success with?
by KG Tony
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: January Jobs?
Replies: 28
Views: 3728

January Jobs?

So, its January. What have you all been up to?

What have you been sowing?
What have you been doing in your greenhouse, polytunnel or on your patch?
What's on your list of things to do before February?

Or are you just hunkering down, keeping warm and drooling over seed catalogues!
by KG Tony
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Annual Weeds, a Perennial Problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Annual Weeds, a Perennial Problem?

No pun intended, honest! :)

Top three tips to keep weeds under control - what are your preferred methods?
by KG Tony
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Merry Crimbo and a Happy New Year!
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Merry Crimbo and a Happy New Year!

To all our wonderful forum members - have a muddy merry Christmas and a supavegalistic New Year.

With best wishes

from

All of us here at KG!
by KG Tony
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A very personal message
Replies: 29
Views: 3601

Re: A very personal message

Our thoughts are with you Pa Snip. Your contribution to the forum has been second to none over the years and we look forward to many more posts from you, as far as your strength and determination allow. All good wishes on this difficult journey for you, the KG team.
by KG Tony
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Grin.
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: Grin.

As a rider to that, my (grown up) son was given a world lager advent calendar... a different can of lager for each day ….some guys get all the luck! :(
by KG Tony
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Grin.
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: Grin.

Well, in a moment of chocolate desperation the other night (no chocolate to be found anywhere in the house) we stumbled on an advent calendar someone had bought us (or so we assumed)...except the sweets that came out of the first window didn't look like chocolate but there were sweets, or even 'trea...
by KG Tony
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Advice for Beginners!
Replies: 22
Views: 3570

Advice for Beginners!

Well, we have many very experienced and very knowledgeable members on this forum so - keeping it simple - what would be your top three tips for anyone just starting out growing fruit and veg!
by KG Tony
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Magazine of the year
Replies: 9
Views: 1238

Re: Magazine of the year

Many thanks to you too! We couldn't do it without you so thanks too for all your support!

From everyone here at KG!
by KG Tony
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Top three veg?
Replies: 11
Views: 1655

Top three veg?

OK, for dodgy doings on the allotment you've been banished (for life!) to an hitherto undiscovered, uninhabited island...not far from the Isle of Man. (Yes, far-fetched, I know!). However, so you won't starve, you're allowed to chose three veg seeds (including seed potatoes, onion/garlic sets etc) t...
by KG Tony
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: News and Views
Topic: Don't be Gnome Alone This Christmas!
Replies: 8
Views: 3796

Don't be Gnome Alone This Christmas!

You're never alone with Kitchen Garden Magazine....

Take a look at our Kitchen Garden Christmas video just out!

It should bring a tear to your eye and make you smile too! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sk_EtBvpnE
by KG Tony
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Soil Testing
Replies: 9
Views: 1775

Soil Testing

Just curious to know if any forum members regularly test their soil before planting - ie the pH level - or do you just chance it?

If you do test it, what kit do you use for testing? Anything you would particularly recommend?
by KG Tony
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Garlic Preferences
Replies: 12
Views: 1845

Garlic Preferences

Anyone planting garlic this autumn (or already done so perhaps?).

Hardneck or softneck?

Any varieties you would recommend? I've just planted 'Czechmate' (a hardneck variety) in pots.

Anyone start their garlic cell modules first for later transplanting?

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