AKG136 – Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs

AKG136 – Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs

Today’s show kicks off my month-long, virtual book launch to promote my latest effort – Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs. It tells the story of unusual edible plants, and the people who choose to grow them, and is being published as an ebook on 1st May 2014. You can...
AKG135 – Tomtatoes/ pomatoes

AKG135 – Tomtatoes/ pomatoes

You say tomtato, I say pomato – either way, it’s a plant that grows both tomatoes and potatoes. Find out how you get your hands on one (or make your own, and why you might want to invest in some blight-resistant potatoes this year. [Victoriana Nursery Gardens’...
AKG134 – Books, insects and booze

AKG134 – Books, insects and booze

In the show today there’s an update on what (little) I’ve done on the allotment and good news about my graduation. If you’d like to read my dissertation, you can start here, and choose either the fully-fledged academic PDF download, or the more readable blogged...
AKG133 – John Innes

AKG133 – John Innes

After a long absence, the Alternative Kitchen Garden is back, with an explanation of why John Innes is all over your bags of compost, and why it’s been so long since the last show. There’s also a new segment – join me for some plant geekery in the Herbarium, where I...
AKG132 – Project: Nosh

AKG132 – Project: Nosh

This episode is all about eating the plants that I’ve been growing in the garden. Look out for Alison Tindale’s guest post on Good King Henry. This show’s shout outs go to Lynne Robinson, Hedvig Murray and James Howard, who all said hello on Twitter 🙂 Leave me a...
AKG131 – Chocolate

AKG131 – Chocolate

In the run up to Easter, this show is all about chocolate, which comes from the cocoa plant Theobroma cacao. I talk about its past, present and possible future. And then I take a look at some of the possible chocolate substitutes you could grow in your garden. For...

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