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Let’s Make a Kitchen Garden Step 2

Our winter salad seeds have all germinated in their gutters. Since you were here Tony and I have also planted a couple of trays of pea shoots. All these can go into your kitchen garden now. But first we need to build some shelter. We need protection primarily from bird damage. Pigeons especially are partial […]

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OK to pull your Oca

This week in the garden, As the colder weather arrives and we experience the first frosts it is time to harvest our Oca (Oxalis tuberosa ). This is a vegetable that originated in the Andes, South America. The plant was traditionally cultivated for its tubers, which are used as a root vegetable. The tubers are […]

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Blooming Lambeth Awards, Bulbs, Cans and Egg Boxes

Congratulations are due to all our volunteers because we shared first prize with Streatham Common Community Garden in the Blooming Lambeth Awards for Best Community Garden in a Park.  And congrats too to Cat who was runner up in the Best Community Gardener awards!  Thank you very much to Incredible Edible and Lambeth Council for […]

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No Dig Kitchen Garden Step 1

Around this time of year, when the border workshop course starts I find myself telling participants that they really ought to be digging over the plot they are going to use. Over the years I’ve come to realise very few volunteers actually do this. So this year we’re not going to be doing all-over digging. […]

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Garlic Companions, Last Pizzas and Half Term

This week in the garden, If you enjoy garlic, then planting cloves of autumn garlic is an exciting thing to do at this time of the year. These are hardy varieties that don’t mind the winter’s cold. They will grow more slowly in the cooler temperatures of winter and because of the shorter winter days […]

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