April 14, 2015
Come and see The PIG-near Bath at the Bath and West Show from 27 May until 30 May 2015
We will be there with our pop-up garden where we will be demonstrating our commitment to our fresh, local and foraged produce philosophy by recreating a small portion of our Kitchen Garden and restaurant.
In the meantime enjoy our top tips for your own Kitchen Gardens this Spring
- Use everything! All parts of many vegetables are delicious, not just the traditionally harvested ones. Try leaving your cavolo nero and kales to bolt producing a flavoursome alternative to sprouting broccoli.
- Reduce spacing between plants – by spacing your plants closer together than you are traditionally advised you can not only produce more plants in a small area but also reduce the amount of weeding and watering, as the dense canopy with reduce evaporation and outcompete the weeds.
- Plan your year in advance - by using the winter months to produce a thorough plan of your garden, including sowing, transplanting, and harvesting dates, you can ensure you always have something to harvest and fewer empty spaces appearing throughout the year.
- Grow your brassicas in pots - by growing your kales and broccolis in large pots (3l-5l), you can transplant them after pulling out your summer crops to ensure you can continue harvesting well into the winter.