Growing up in the countryside, gardens and outdoor spaces have always seemed a natural place to be. I have also grown up in a family that loves food, particularly good food, and sharing it with others. So it makes perfect sense to me that I now combine these things in growing organic food in the kitchen garden, which I can then cook and enjoy with family and friends. The ultimate goal is fruit and vegetable self-sufficiency, with food to eat at all times of the year from our own garden.

Hoverfly on radish flower

Latest posts
Seasonal updates, tips and ideas for growing your own kitchen garden.

Roasted tomatoes and onions

September Recipe: Fresh Tomato Sauce
Preserve your harvest for the colder months with this simple recipe – or enjoy them now!
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July 2020
If June was characterized by vigorous growth and the first harvests of summer, July is the summer in full flow.
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Lettuce growing in a raised bed

June 2020
We started this month riding on the high of an unusually warm spring, and with all of the vigorous growth that brings.
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November 2019
Now, as we head into winter and the garden prepares for a long sleep until next year, there isn’t much more I can do outside.
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