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From the Garden to the Plate : rhubarb

Growing : Rhubarb is incredibly easy to grow, though you do need space; allotment friends grow it in large dustbins. It needs deep, well-drained, fertile soil, preferably in sunshine, and will thrive in cool climates with summer rainfall (it is a native of Siberia).It hates being waterlogged. 469 more words

The Kitchen Garden

Local Heroes

2015 is the year of Scotland Food & Drink and programmes to promote it are already kicking off. This week I dropped in on a… 955 more words


Garden Jobs With Spring Blossom

March is a very busy month in the garden for me. I spend every available minute spring cleaning my beds ready for the summer season. I begin the month intending to work around all my beds, weeding, pruning, cutting back and splitting perennials – although I never quite make it around everything the garden is looking a much tidier place than a month ago. 804 more words


Fruit Cages

In the kitchen garden we have three custom made fruit cages.  Designed and made by a local blacksmith, they follow the curves and levels of the wall.  295 more words


The Cutting Garden In February - The Bare Bones

Further to my post earlier this week about preparing the pink bed in the Cutting Garden I have taken some photos of the area as it looks now, so that there will be something to compare it with as the flowers start to bloom later in the year. 772 more words


The kitchen garden

Gardening is a relatively recent interest of mine. I used to think it required a green thumb, a big garden, and lots of time so I never thought it was something I could do. 279 more words

Soil, Not Mud

They say that this is fast becoming the wettest winter on record and after a day of working in the rain, I can well believe it.  229 more words