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, April 23, 2019

Peppers

It has been a busy time both in the garden and with family.

We grow peppers in the green house, both chilli and sweet.

Did you know that you can keep the plants overwinter and treat them as a tender perennial?

We managed to keep several this year, 5 sweet peppers and 1 chilli (see below) and so have a head start with some in flower already, way ahead of the ones we are growing from seed.

Peruvian lemon drop chilli, new growth (March) on last years plant.

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