Kitchen Garden

WINTER WORKOUT

Things have quietened down to a crawl in my garden, and I’m betting it’s the same in yours. Autumn comes as a relief after a growing season spent zipping about to keep up with the weeding, watering and, of course, harvesting.

Among the crops that give so generously are the many types of fruit trees and bushes, along with cane fruits such as raspberries, blackberries and their hybrids. And when you work on a weight-picked-to-time-invested ratio, fruits are incredibly fruitful indeed! Year after year they bear their sweet rewards, and all they ask in return is a very modest effort from you – feeding the soil, removing weeds, keeping pests in check and mulching to keep their roots comfortable.

These selfless staples magnify your efforts tenfold, promising a sensational haul of fruits with just

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