Kitchen garden emerging...

Posted 2007/02/25 22:49
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...from the bracken!

Though it's taken so-o-o-o much longer than we expected to create, we are dead proud of this new experimental garden made on a shoestring - the Lawson Park Kitchen Garden. Its a southwest facing sloped site, some 50m x80m in size, that's around a quarter of an acre I guess.
The raised timber beds are mostly 4m x 4m (except of the large fruit bed), we would have liked them smaller for access but were stopped by the volume of materials we'd have needed. Paths are a generous 1.5 m wide, meaning great access, and finished in ungraded slate chippings, free locally.

Here's what I'll be trialling in the site this year, so far just celeriac, lettuce, broadbeans and tomatoes are sown in the unheated polytunnel:

Broad bean ‘ Green Windsor’

Celeriac ‘Prinz’

Dwarf french bean ‘ Purple Queen’

Runner bean ‘Czar’

Shungiku Chop Suey greens

Tomato Adine Cornue (in tunnel)

Parsley ‘Italian Giant’

Beetroot ‘Barabietola di Chioggia’

Leaf beet ‘Oriole’

Chinese cabbage ‘Nikko F1’

Broccoli Purple Sprouting Early

Cabbage ‘Vertus’

Corn salad ‘Louviers’

Squash ‘Blue Kuri’

Salsify ‘Mammoth’

Kale Dwarf green Curled

Courgette Partenon F1

Scorzonera

Leek ‘Bandit’

Cucumber ‘Marketmore’ (in tunnel)

Lettuce ‘Lattughino’

Lettuce ‘Rubens Red Cos’

Potatoes Red Duke Of York, Premiere, Maris Bard, Epicure and Orla

Onion ‘Purplette’

Red Orach