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.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Harvest 2018

We have been growing our own fruit and vegetables for many years and are self sufficient with the exception of bananas, mushrooms, oranges and lemons.

Last year we thought it would be interesting to keep and record to see exactly what the harvest was.

It started in March so is only 10 months, next year we will do the full 12 months.

Below is a list of all we harvested in the 10 months March to December 2018.

Some crops did not do so well mainly due to the hot weather and lack of water. Potatoes, onions, brussel sprouts, broccoli and Kale were very poor but the soft fruit were very good with loads of strawberries, raspberries and currants.

That’s gardening for you, we will see what happens in 2019.

TWKG 2018
crop: grammes or singleTotals
Achocha870
Apples – grenadier216g
Apples dessert Worcester/greensleeves6212g
Apples- cox3886g
Apples- Bramleylots
Apples -Blenheim Orangelots
Artichokes-globe20
Asparagus11300g
Beetroot48
Black berries -cultivated821g
Black berries -hedgerow1224g
Blueberries1294g
Broad Beans26162g
Brocolli0
Brussell sprouts0
Butternut Squash14
Cabbage19
Cabbage -RED1
Calabrese4
Carrots8738g
Cauliflower20
Celeriac4
Chard4628g
Cherries0
Chillean guava184
Chilli peppers88
Courgette82875g
Cucamelon66
Cucumber82
Currants -black7927g
Currants- red14305g
Currants- white3700g
Figs390
Forced Rhubarb5580g
French Beans14068g
Garlic -elephant27
Garlic112
Gooseberries7657g
Herbs basil 
Herbs borage flowers 
Herbs chives 
Herbs coriander 
Herbs dill 
Herbs mint 
Herbs parsley 
Herbs rosemary 
Herbs sage 
Inca berries900
Leeks22
Kale0
Lettuce78
Loganberries3496g
Mange tout peas739g
Okra19
Parsnip400g
Pears1206g
Peas752g
Plums1745g
Potatoes grown in Bags2329g
Potatoes grown in ground: 
Red Duke of York3772g
Charlotte3060g
Rocket3500g
Kestral6266g
Pink Fir Apple8050g
Cara852g
Nadine4260g
Sharpo Mira10870g
Purple sprouting0
Raddish44
Raddish seed pods4
Raspberries15016g
Rhubarb16800g
Runner beans5216g
Sczonoria2
Spring onions5
Strawberries11735g
Sweetcorn12
Sweet peppers117
Turnip1
Tomatoes44088g
Winter salad leaves1492g

Items in Bold Italics were measured per piece rather by weight. Herbs were not weighed but were used during their growing season.

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