August Kitchen Garden Tour (The Back Garden)

It’s time for a kitchen garden tour and the focus at the moment is racing to get everything in the ground for autumn. That means aggressively pulling the existing carrot and beet beds and replacing them with lettuce and spinach as we have plenty of root veg on the allotment and a load that’s destined for storage. 

In this video we take a first look at the new fridge freezer funded by this months allotment harvests, the root store in the garage and the new home for the grow lights. We also look at all of the seeds that I’ve got started: 

Winter Purselane, Sorrel, Miners Lettuce, Lambs Lettuce, Bulls Blood beetroot (for salad leaves), Rainbow Chard, Amazon and Kitten spinach, Navara, Winter Density, Winter Gem, Grenoble, Chartwell, and Freckles lettuces. Durham and Winterking cabbage and Claret broccoli, red and green Pac Choi and Guardsman spring onions.  

I have one more round of planting to start in September, including: Giant Red mustard, Winter Gem lettuce, Pac Choi, Lambs Lettuce, Winter Purselane, Perpetual Spinach and then another under the grow lights in late October for planting into the polytunnels in late November. 

In late December I will start my seeds for the one of the hot beds, to be planted in early February, mostly radish, lettuces, Pac Choi etc and the other bed with have beetroot, carrots and spring onions.

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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