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.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

October

 How time has flown by and it is now October.

The harvest is slowing although still loads to eat.

Tomatoes are still ripening, the remaining green ones will come inside and left on a tray with ripe tomatoes or a banana will soon colour up.

Aubergine have been brilliant this year, even had plenty spare to put on the sales table. We grew 3 varieties this year, the white one, Clara, a long thin one, long purple and the striped one, Listada da Gandia. Cucumbers now over but we had a good crop on the second sowing, the first was very poor.

Also picking sweetcorn, cabbage, beetroot, calabrese and lots of apples.

Autumn colour is very good, I think it is my favourite time of year.

Spetchley red vine

I collected the grapes from this, too small to eat (all pip and skin), but squeezed them and had a lovely grape juice for several mornings breakfast.

Rainbow chard looks great and this time of year and tastes good too!

Moving On

 It only takes a bit of rain , well 22mm already this month, a few warm days and everything in the garden is getting greener and bigger. The...