Tag: winter vegetables

Spinach following winter

Days lengthening

As day length increases the impetus to spend time in the garden is part of life’s natural rhythm. Get out there and be part of it. Where to…

A frosty morning in the edible garden

A heavy frost brings out the beauty of the edible garden in winter. It also demonstrates the hardiness of some of the crops. Enjoy these photos as they…

Super Kale

Kale is the quintessential winter crop. 5 reasons to call it super: 1. Super attractive – The leaves come in a range colours and shapes that are equally…

Time to sow winter salads

The dark days of winter do not mean an end to a supply of fresh nutritious home grown greens. There are a range of salad plants that can…

Growing Chard for Winter

Chard is a great autumn, winter and spring crop. Multi coloured varieties such as ‘Rainbow Chard’ look fantastic and are as valuable as an ornamental plant as an…

Kale, Cabbage and Compost

We harvested kale, cabbage and baby leeks this week for the Gateway restaurant at the Botanics. It may well be winter but the garden is still producing. The…

Winter Herbs in the Edible Garden

As described last week we have planted up the polytunnel with hardy winter greens.  The crop includes some winter herbs; parsley, chervil and coriander can all see the winter…

August; sowing seeds and harvesting crops

We are busy harvesting early potatoes, broad beans and peas, salads, onions, garlic and beetroot. One of the great skills of vegetable growing is to keep your plot…

Polytunnel stands its ground in the storms

What beautiful a day to get back in the garden! The sun is shining and I’d go so far as to say it is warm outside, a different…