Posts from November 2012

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The Kitchen Garden: Moving into Autumn

by Laara

Warmer Seasons Winding Down As we move into the cooler seasons in parts of the world it is a harvesting time for late season crops and for protecting winter, early spring crops. With plenty of other tasks to carry through to prepare for the coming growing year. Cucurbits: Part One One of my favorite crops [...]

The Kitchen Garden: The Therapeutic Kitchen Garden

by Laara

The Garden As A Therapeutic Space  This is a month to celebrate the fruits of your labors and discuss The Therapeutic Kitchen Garden. By now you may have spent many a month in the first stages of creating a vegetable garden. You may still feel you have much to do, you may have only just begun [...]

The Kitchen Garden: Peas Please

by Laara
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Growing Peas: The Legume Family Peas are grown for the pod, peas and pea tips. Peas are very easy to grow with a few considerations. The can be high yielding and a joy to have in the kitchen garden. They are a great use of space as they grow vertically. Suitable for many locations from [...]

The Kitchen Garden: Salad Leaf

by Laara

Growing Salad Leaf It is definitely a time for salads, certainly in the UK. Salad leaf with the right conditions can be extended through much of the year. From growing out-doors in the ground, a polytunnel or green house, to growing micro-greens on a window ledge. There are also cloches and weather protective fleece, tunnels [...]

The Kitchen Garden: Container Gardening 2

by Laara
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Growing Vegetable & Fruit In Containers: Part Two Whether you are going to be kitchen gardening within a courtyard, roof terrace, balcony or a larger open space container gardening can be invaluable. The containers you use can be made from many differing materials. Although sustainable timber and natural materials are the best and most environmental, [...]