Caroline Beck

Wet, wet, wet

Wet, wet, wet

It’s all rain in the Kitchen Garden It’s pouring down today – again!  After the driest May on record we seem to have had more than our fair share of rain in June and the pesky slug is on the ...

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Hey, little hen…

Hey, little hen…

It’s cold outside, but the hens are laying Hello again from Vallum in what’s been a very frosty month. Our gardener Caroline made the journey over a few weeks ago to start preparing for spring planting, only to find it exasperatingly frozen ...

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Wet, wet, wet

Wet, wet, wet

In the garden, with Vicky Moffitt Our usual columnist, Caroline Beck, is up to her eyes in the garden today, which means you get me standing in for her. It’s howling a gale today and the Kitchen Garden is officially ...

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SAVE THE KALE!

SAVE THE KALE!

One of my colleagues walked past the polytunnel the other day when I was planting out some winter herbs and vegetables. “I don’t really do greens,” she said slightly guiltily, obviously trying to avoid a gardener’s lecture on the value ...

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Flower Power

Flower Power

I once grew so many flowers on my allotment that the bad-tempered judge of the annual prize spikily remarked that it was an “inedible plot’.  I offered him a crimson nasturtium to munch on. He refused, his face redder than ...

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Tales from the Kitchen Garden

Tales from the Kitchen Garden

Rabbits. The very word makes this live-and-let-live gardener twitch with rage. It’s not that I hate them, but I hate what they do to the garden. A nibble here, a dig there and overnight your lovingly tended crops are fit ...

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