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Kitchen garden

Season no. 1

In 2020 we went beyond our 'comfort greenhouse zone' and established a new structure to our vegetable garden. Lots of double digging, and lots of soil improving but we got there. Yep, we saved on a gym membership too. 

The kitchen garden is situated very near to the house - just a step from the kitchen door. Very handy indeed.

We didn't want it tucked away out of sight and hopefully we are creating a vegetable garden that is also visually pleasing. 

Mark is particularly interested in heritage varieties and everything period, he has just ordered the seeds from Mr Thomas Etty and he can't wait to start with the new planting season. 

Watch the space. Or our blog rather...

 
From soil to plate

Of course we wash it... 

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Food miles  =         0 

Price tag   = almost  0

Organic.    =       100%

Tasty       =       100%

Colourful   =       100%

Joyful      =       100%

Greenhouse
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After many years we returned to our neglected greenhouse.

Doesn't look like we can avoid a glut of tomatoes every year now. We are quite proud of growing melons in the North Norfolk climate but we think we could go even more exotic ..?  

From soil to plate

Of course we wash it... 

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Food miles  =         0 

Price tag   = almost  0 (seeds only)

Organic     =       100%

Tasty       =       100%

Colourful   =       100%

Joyful      =       100%

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European taste buds
vs
British exotic

Kohlrabi, sauerkraut

and honeydew melons

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As we said previously, not everything grows in the garden according to our plans. Sometimes it just not going to work, sometimes it absolutely surprises us.

Miriam was delighted when she managed to taste kohlrabi from our garden and to harvest kilograms of cabbages for making a sauerkraut this winter.

Mark returned back to previously tried and tested honeydew melons grown in the greenhouse. And it wasn't disappointing either.