Rank #1: 033 Grow your own tea!
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
Rank #2: 045 Bringing The Joy To Veg Growing
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!
Rank #3: 003 A kitchen garden with style and substance
The stunning Suffolk kitchen garden of Catherine Horwood Barwise balances good looks with practicality and the joy of exceptional home-grown produce. Benedict Vanheems went to meet her. Presented by Rachel Atkins.
Rank #4: 013 You say potato, and I say... Heritage
Happy new year and welcome to episode 13 of the podcast. This week Rachel Atkins reads Rob Smith's feature on heritage potatoes, that most versatile of edibles, exploring its rich history and sharing with us some favourite varieties.
Rank #5: 035 Storytime with Kitchen Garden: Plot 4B
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.
Rank #6: 031 Top tomatoes
I always remember my granddad growing tomatoes in his old greenhouse when I was a child. The thought reminds me of summer with hours spent in the warm sun, picking the ripe fruit, and it brings a huge smile to my face even now. I don’t have many gardening friends who don’t grow at least one type of tomato, be it in a hanging basket at the front of the house, or as a cordon in the greenhouse. There is certainly a type of tomato for every situation and for every taste.
Rank #7: 034 Kitchen Garden April 2017 full audio edition
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
Rank #8: 018 Pretty and productive
A traditional potager is an ornamental vegetable garden where vegetables are grown with flowers and herbs, often in clumps rather than rows. It is in contrast to the tidy allotment where rows of veg neatly stride across the plot and flowers are often restricted to the edges or are purely for cutting. This is so much simpler to sow, hoe and harvest, when crops are in straight rows. So why bother to mix things up?The idea of a plot that is productive and beautiful is very appealing, although serried ranks of perfect veg have their own beauty too.Rachel Atkins reads Geoff Stebbings' feature on the challenges and rewards of mixing flowers and veg in a modern potager.
Rank #9: 026 Grow your own Garlic
Home-grown garlic tastes delicious and with many different varieties to grow it means you can experience a wider taste range than you would get with supermarket garlic. Garlic has been grown for centuries and has long been known for its healing powers. In Ancient Egypt garlic was renowned for its health-promoting properties and this has only strengthened as science has proved a lot of these claims. Growing your own may seem unnecessary when you can buy bulbs very cheaply in the supermarkets but home grown has a far superior taste.
Rank #10: 014 A taste of sunshine with Heritage tomatoes
The tomato has become one of our most popular fruits to grow but it is easy to stick to the tried and tested. This episode, Rachel Atkins reads Rob Smith's feature, which challenges us to try out some of his favourite heritage varieties.
Rank #11: 011 Hard times no more - A Victorian Kitchen Garden restored
The Workhouse Museum Garden in Ripon has a fascinating history and at the same time it maintains a thriving kitchen garden, as Martin Fish discovered.
Rank #12: 025 Thinking manure? Then think green!
This time of year is one of flux for the kitchen gardener, as summeradvances and gaps begin to appearwhere crops once stood. It’s hard toadmit it, but the best of the growing season ispast us and… whisper it… the cooler months ofautumn and winter aren’t far off.But this article isn’t about writing off thesummer and resigning yourself to the cold tocome, far from it! It’s about hope and sowingthe seeds of success – quite literally – for nextyear. And green manures are how you’re goingto do it!WHY
Rank #13: 044 Live on BBC Radio Lincolnshire
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 expert David Patch, was also judged to be Britain’s best by his peers.
Rank #14: 005 Tool sharpening masterclass
Armed with a few blunt tools in her rucksack, Sue Stickland made her way to an enchanting walled garden in the centre of Worcester to take some valuable lessons from the resident tool sharpening expert William Scott.
Rank #15: 032 A salad of garden delights
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).