Our Blog: The Kitchen Garden

All planted up

Week 8 – Sunday 19 – Saturday 25 May 2013 I feel a sense of achievement this week.  Generally the allotment is going well.  I have completed all my current maintenance tasks such as hoeing the beds and the paths and providing supports for the légumes.  I have also managed at last to rake and […]

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More soil preparation

Weeks 6 and 7 – Sunday 5 May to Saturday 18 May 2013 It has been a mixed couple of weeks.  I have continued to be frustrated by the condition of the soil in Bed C as many of the root vegetables I plan on planting here need fine soil. Accordingly, early in the first […]

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Green Shoots

Weeks 3 to 5 – Sunday 14 April to Saturday 4 May 2013 I confess that I have not done as much in the garden this past few weeks on account of the wet weather, illness, other commitments and some problems with the soil.  I have discovered that the soil is extremely lumpy with clay. […]

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Spring sowing

Planting Week 2 – Sunday 7 April to Saturday 13 April 2013   At last I am ready to start planting.  The weather has warmed up considerably over the past few days although the wind is still a bit chilly.  On account of the overnight frosts I had to delay my planting programme by one day but […]

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The Secret Garden

I have to confess.  I might own a share of a garden centre but I am not a gardener.  Before meeting my wife Hilary I had never set foot in a garden centre.  I am now fortunate that Hilary is such a good gardener.  However, I have grown a few vegetables and enjoy cooking.  There […]

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