Vegetable seeds
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6 New Vegetables to Grow This Year

We’re now starting year 3 of the kitchen garden, and having mastered the basics, set up our raised beds and got used to growing in a north facing garden, I’ve decided it’s time to branch out and try some new varieties. A mix of classics I haven’t tried yet and a couple of unusual choices… Continue reading 6 New Vegetables to Grow This Year

Chard: the leafy veg is the star of my autumn and winter garden
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The Kitchen Garden in November: my year in review

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. The leafy winter veg and hardy parsnips are still growing and garlics are already in, but most of the beds lie empty and I am working through adding a layer… Continue reading The Kitchen Garden in November: my year in review

Onions and shallots drying
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July 2019 in the Kitchen Garden

I started writing this post sat at our new garden table, enjoying the glorious sunny July weather. I’m finishing it off to the sound of rain falling on some very grateful vegetables. This month, our little kitchen garden has really come to life. Butterflies flit among the plants, and there is a gentle hum of… Continue reading July 2019 in the Kitchen Garden

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The kitchen garden in May & our goal for summer 2019

We kicked off this year in January with the beginnings of an ambitious project for our garden. Six new raised beds went into it in March, joining the one Vegtrug we planted up last year. More recently, in April, two long planters for peas and an assortment of buckets of potato plants joined them. Desire… Continue reading The kitchen garden in May & our goal for summer 2019

Chitting Potatoes
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March Kitchen Garden Update

It feels like a while since I first wrote my plan for growing extra vegetables in our garden this year, and already I can see it starting to come together. The first 3 planters have been in the garden for a while now, and a second set of 3 will be finished today. Liners between… Continue reading March Kitchen Garden Update

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January Kitchen Garden Update: planning for the year ahead

Just after Christmas and the New Year in the depths of cold January, summer and the homegrown vegetables it brings feel like forever away. But now is actually the perfect time to start planning and preparing the ground for growing, especially if you’re starting from scratch, or like me expanding the range of crops and… Continue reading January Kitchen Garden Update: planning for the year ahead

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December food: A look back at summer, and forward to winter

It’s a strange thought as we're here on the edge of Christmas, that only a few months ago our garden was full of tasty vegetables waiting to be picked and eaten. Now when I look out of the window it seems empty in comparison. The huge courgette plant that dominated our patio is long gone,… Continue reading December food: A look back at summer, and forward to winter

Ripening cherry tomatoes
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September Kitchen Garden Update

As the start of meteorological autumn, September heralds the beginning of the new season in all its golden glory, and as soon as my birthday is over (3rd September), I can’t help but start planning for Christmas! (However early that may seem…) But, looking out into my garden, the seasons seem to have a different… Continue reading September Kitchen Garden Update

Courgette Plant
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August Kitchen Garden Update

We’re finally tucking into courgettes from the garden, I haven’t bought carrots since June, and I have more beetroots than I really know what to do with! There are also little cucumbers and tomatoes finally forming on the plants, and as our chilli seeds didn’t sprout in the end, we bought a couple of chilli… Continue reading August Kitchen Garden Update

Warm root vegetable salad
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July Kitchen Garden update & my Easy Root Veg Salad Recipe

It feels like such a long time since I wrote my last update, even though it’s only been a month! But what a month – with hot weather, a homemade irrigation system, our first taste of garden carrots and beetroots, and a delicious summary recipe to enjoy them too! If you’re just here for the… Continue reading July Kitchen Garden update & my Easy Root Veg Salad Recipe