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.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Garlic and onions

The rain has actually stopped and we have had no rain for 2 days!

However with all the rain we have had over the last month or so, the ground is still too wet to plant anything, we have heavy clay!

Autumn sown onions such as Autumn Champion and Senshyu, shallot Longor , elephant garlic and garlic Endrose have all been waiting in the shed to go in the ground, this should have been done in October. The garlic needs several months of very cold weather to enable them to separate into the individual cloves.

We decided this week that they really do need to start growing so have planted them in modules. They will root there and then can be planted into the soil when it dries a bit having all ready started the growing cycle.

Onions and garlic planted in modules waiting for the ground to dry a bit

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