Oca time – December 20th

Oca (not okra!) is probably not a vegetable that is top of the list for most growers perhaps, but it’s one I would recommend trying. They have a potato texture with a hint of lemon, though different varieties have subtly different tastes. I like them roasted as they just melt […]

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Video: Soil Coverings

Tony reviews a selection of weed fabrics that can protect your soil from weeds! As a member of the Mudketeers’ Club, you can enjoy this exclusive preview of the upcoming Kitchen Garden YouTube videos, a whole month early! Watch more exclusive video guides here.

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Polytunnel broad beans – December 13th

I started these broad beans off in November in modular cell trays and today I got round to planting them out in the polytunnel. However, the soil was so dry after last summer’s heat that I had to give it a good soaking first.  Although broad beans are winter hardy, […]

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Grow sweet potatoes

If you would like to cultivate your own sweet potatoes you need to start these off undercover as they are tender plants. You can buy tubers or slips from many seed companies in spring and  plant up in containers. Large pots or potato bags are ideal and then place inside […]

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