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Our peas in the kitchen garden are under attack, being eaten by either mice or birds.  This gorse barrier should do the trick, the prickles forming a protective barrier will hopefully stop any further munching…



April Newsletter: In the garden

Spring is one of the most exciting times at Gravetye as the garden erupts into life and in the walled kitchen garden we are busy making sowings to harvest through the summer.  453 more words


A short story about sweet peas

Today we planted the first half of our Sweet peas (lat. Lathyrus odoratus) into the kitchen garden. I love these ever popular annual flowers, I am therefore very excited to learn how to grow them as a real professional! 164 more words


We have been pollinating every day between 1pm and 2pm as that is the warmest part of the day. We use a rabbits tail tied to a cane. 40 more words


Crop rotation & produce planning

Except for the sections where the Kale and the last of the Swiss Chard is still growing the kitchen garden beds are currently a blank canvas. 801 more words

Grow Your Own

Radish ‘apache’ and ‘marshalls mixed’ have now been sown under cloche. Sown under another is turnip ‘tokyo cross’ which will be harvested as baby turnips. 52 more words


Spring Seeds

The greenhouse is filling up with generous amounts of tiny seedlings. I’ve been sowing seeds over the past few weeks and my morning inspections are rewarding me with new arrivals on an almost daily basis at the moment. 627 more words