KG tomato crop 2022

A tomato update

The tomato (and pepper) season has seemed a little slow to me this year with germination being a bit erratic and subsequent growth slow. But as always the plants come through in the end and now that they are planted in the spoil of the polytunnel enriched with compost, leafmould and blood, fish and bone, seem to be greening up…
sowing courgettes

Time to sow tender veggies

If you haven’t done it already, now’s the time to sow things like courgettes, pumpkins, cucumbers and other squashes. I always wait till now (mid-May) as I don’t have a heated greenhouse and although it’s plenty warm enough during the day, night time temperatures can still be quite low. I start them off in pots with two seeds per pot…

Undercover salads

If you have an empty border of soil in the greenhouse and don’t grow tomatoes or peppers in it you could always sow salad leaves in short rows. Pictured are sowings of radish ‘Rioja’ which is often used as a microgreen. These are plants you harvest as seedlings. The leaves are tinged with purple. They are very healthy and are…

A natural summer garden

Kitchen Garden reader Peter Dean, of Cambridge, sent us this item about the joys of a summer garden. This is a reader blog and views expressed by Peter may not necessarily reflect those of the magazine. Summer is the season of growth. It is when the garden is at its most productive. There is colour from flowers, and crops of…