The kitchen garden or potager has been a staple of working peoples’ gardens for centuries. The kitchen garden uses plants grown from seed and intensive growing techniques to produce salads, greens, vegetables, fruits, seeds, edible flowers and flowers for cutting. This year the kitchen garden is moving into the lower garden in search of more sun. You can make a kitchen garden in a couple of window boxes, a balcony or patch outside your back door or your whole garden or allotment.
A kitchen garden can be made really cheaply. We’ll be growing everything from seed. When we sow seed there’ll be enough for you to take home a few seedlings to plant in your own space. Mostly we’ll be growing annuals but you’ll be able to collect seed after the first year. We aim to keep growing green food for most of the year.
If you follow the steps we do each month in your garden you’ll have your own productive space providing food and flowers for next summer.
The course takes place on the third Sunday morning per month from 10.00 until 1.00pm every month from October until July 2022. There is a £5 booking fee to deter speculative bookings. Once you have booked there are no further charges for the year. (In case of extreme hardship please contact firstname.lastname@example.org). There are only 14 tickets for this workshop. For the moment, please bring a mask in case we are assembled in the greenhouse.
There are also two other different workshops in our series
- Productive Garden
- Border Workshop