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.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Harvest during 2019

A few years ago we decided it might be interesting to record all the fruit and vegetables we harvest and see the totals at the end of the year.

This is the total from January to December 2019

Those highlighted in pink were measured in single pieces, the rest were weighed in grams

Sounds a lot of produce, we did not eat it all!.

Although we do eat a lot of it , we give some to friends and family and the rest we sell from a trolley at the bottom of the drive.

The money we raise we give to various charities at the end of the year.

This year we raised over £400 and gave the money raised on the NGS open day plant and produce sales to their charities. We also gave to The Ellen Badger Hospital in Shipston, Carers4carers Kineton, The National Eczema society and the Heritage Seed library Ryton.

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