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68 LIZZIEB’S MOBILE KITCHEN
This month LizzieB prepares
some delicious Herefordshire
and Worcestershire treats,
including delicious
‘Herefordshire Beef’ Burgers.
03 THE EDITOR’S BIT
Paul ponders…
06 NEWS AND EVENTS
Home Farmer related news
and events.
72 SMOKING ON THE BBQ
Paul Melnyczuk
COVER
STORY uses a kettle
barbecue to create
richly smoked chicken and
mackerel.
10 IN THE KITCHEN GARDEN
John Harrison discusses the
sowing and planting duties
for June.
14 SAVE OUR ALLOTMENTS
Your poster to support the
national ‘Save Our Allotments’
campaign.
15 SMALL-SPACE GARDENING
Mike Clark picks the
COVER
STORY best container salad and
veg, and looks at
successional growing.
20 CONSTRUCTING A POLYTUNNEL
Kate Collyns takes us through
setting up the frame and
‘skinning’ it.
24 A HANDY HERB GARDEN
Elizabeth McCorquodale
COVER
STORY plans an aromatic kitchen
herb garden.
30 THE POTS ZONE
Chef Rachel Green’s window
salad bowl box from the
Pots Zone at this year’s
BBC Gardeners’ World Live.
32 SEED MATS AND TAPES
Ruth Tott makes her own seed
mats and seed tapes using
standard kitchen items.
34 SUPPORTING YOUR PLANTS
Mark Abbott-Compton
COVER
STORY creates some substantial
support for his peas,
beans and squash.
38 BBC GARDENERS’ WORLD LIVE 2015
We take a sneak peek at some
highlights to come at this major
gardening event.
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75 COOKING WITH FLOWERS
With the garden in bloom,
Seren Evans-Charrington
prepares some floral fare.
40 CREATING A PERMACULTURE GARDEN
Three experts outline
COVER
STORY the essential requirements
for a working
permaculture garden.
44 GARDEN FACTS AND FABLES
Elizabeth McCorquodale finds out
if lining our pots with crocks
actually does any good.
46 SEASONAL FORAGING
David Winnard checks out some
threatened forager’s plants to grow
in his own garden.
50 POULTRY PARASITES
Terry Beebe looks at red mite and
other external pests, with tips on
keeping them at bay.
55 THE ARAUCANA CHICKEN
This month Terry Beebe features
a bird of South American origin
that lays blue/green eggs.
57 A SMALLHOLDER’S DIARY
Dot Tyne’s March diary entries are
dominated by lambing and the
annual lambing course.
62 ALL ABOUT HONEY
Claire Waring considers the
origins and purposes of honey.
79 PRESERVING THE HARVEST
Gaby Bartai begins a
COVER
STORY new series on preserving
the seasonal harvest
month by month.
83 WARTIME DRINKS
Seren Evans-Charrington looks
at some innovative kitchen
solutions to WWII shortages.
86 DRYING FLOWERS
Liz Aitken’s guide to bringing any
room to life with dried flowers.
88 LEGAL FOOD HERO
Michael Wale checks out a new
book by Steven M. Druker, who
took on the US GM industry.
“LIKE ALL OF THE LATER-RIPENING
BERRIES, GOOSEBERRIES CAN BE FROZEN
EITHER RAW OR COOKED, OR THEY CAN
BE BOTTLED. YOU CAN ALSO MAKE THEM
INTO JAM… OR INTO CHUTNEY”
GABY BARTAI
EMBARKS ON
A SEASON
DEDICATED
TO MAKING THE
HARVEST LAST,
BEGINNING WITH
THE MONTH
OF JUNE
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91 LIGHTING UP A SHED
Our ‘fixer’, John
COVER
STORY Butterworth, uses the
latest developments
in solar panels to light up a
large shed.
96 COMPETITION TIME
Win a garden smokehouse
WIN and smoker kit from
The Posh Shed Company.
98 SMALLHOLDER GROUP LISTINGS
99 NEXT MONTH
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