The light at the end of the tunnel

The light at the end of the tunnel

A polytunnel in the schools’ garden at Cambridge Botanic Garden, in 2009 It’s at this time of year, I think, that a polytunnel or greenhouse really comes in handy in the garden. Over the summer it may just be a tangle of tomato vines – productive, but a space that you...
Five Exotic Greenhouse Crops

Five Exotic Greenhouse Crops

Most vegetable gardeners lucky enough to have the use of a greenhouse use it for raising seeds early in the year, extending the season into the autumn, and of course growing tomatoes and cucumbers in the height of the summer. If you’d like to find something a little...
AKG 20090523 – Big Drippas

AKG 20090523 – Big Drippas

A Big Drippa Installing a watering system in the Grow Dome. Leave me a comment, send me an email or join our Facebook group. You can get real time updates from the AKG on Twitter. The Alternative Kitchen Garden is a free and ad-free...
AKG 20090514 – Beans, peppers and awards

AKG 20090514 – Beans, peppers and awards

An army of pepper seedlings Out in the Grow Dome I’ve been supporting French beans and potting up pepper seedlings. And I’ve been shortlisted for an Observer Ethical Award and had an article about the garden published in Home Farmer magazine. Leave me a comment, send...
AKG086 – Greenhouses and seed sowing

AKG086 – Greenhouses and seed sowing

This is a bumper episode, all about greenhouses and seed sowing. I cover why gardeners love having a greenhouse, how to decide whether or not to heat yours, how to sow seeds and what to do with excess seeds, and what you could be doing in your greenhouse throughout...

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