Tysoe Walled Kitchen Garden

Welcome to the Tysoe Walled Kitchen Garden website! We are committed to organic gardening. Using the best practices from the Victorian days (i.e. lots of horse manure) and knowledge gleaned from the Ryton Organic Gardens we have set out to tame our Warwickshire clay. It’s all about sustainability, so as well as organic gardening, we’re always looking to better ways to work with our environment.

On this site you can find out about our history and the projects we are working on. You can come visit the garden and learn about organic gardening. Follow our blog to see what’s on our mind in the garden this month.

For the first 8 years all the work was carried out by just the two of us. Now we have help and are passing on our knowledge to students on the WRAGS (Work and Retrain As a Gardener Scheme).

We also find time to be involved with the WOT2Grow Community Orchard in Tysoe and have planted a 3 acre wood close to Tysoe, just over the border in Oxfordshire with a grant from the Woodland Trust.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Diary August

A while since I last posted. We did get some rain for a couple of days so the water storage filled up again.

Things then got hectic in the walled garden as we enter quite a lot in the village flower and produce show. The lack of water has been a problem and beans especially have been very poor but we did manage 3 first, 4 second and 7 third places. All good fun, taking part is what matters,  the show was very busy, the dry weather helped I am sure.

No rain now but the temperature is lower and not much sun so the grass is growing again, got the lawn mower out yesterday! and the runner beans are now growing well!

Jewels in the fruit cage? A late fruiting red currant, ready now and looking wonderful hanging down in strings. We like them with a salad, on cereal at breakfast or red currant jelly.

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