It is NATIONAL GARDENING WEEK - START SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL
This week is National Gardening Week in the UK and there are events taking place all over the country.
My memories go back some fifty years ago when Tom Wood, a Yorkshire man by birth (and so proud of it), left the swinging London of the mid-sixties to settle with Beryl in the tiny village of Stibb in north Cornwall.
In addition to restoring a former falconry, Tom faced a expanse of land demanding to be filled with plants.
Tom set about filling it with flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs and Beryl took on the challenge of an abundance of produce. The writing of LPI
Within about a few years of their arrival he had grown some of the produce and Beryl had researched, cooked, preserved, written and published Let’s Preserve It by 1970.
FIND HELP WITH STARTING A KITCHEN GARDEN
There are helpful so many books and articles from professional gardeners to start you off – see links below and to which I would like to add my most important tip is to grow what you will enjoy and also read the instructions on the packet!
Herbs are a great start and I agree with Mark Diacono, author of The New Kitchen Garden, who reminds us that ‘collection of herbs by the back door can transform every meal’.
MORE HELP FROM CORNWALL
To make life even easier and for help with your instant garden take a look at the service available from Rocket Gardens.
They offer a huge variety of boxes of organic vegetable and herb baby plants which they will send when they are ready for planting out. For a simple start you can choose from one of 29 different boxes including window box, herb and fruit box es. Or you can opt for the constant year round deliveries (including the wow factor of a week’s free camping in at their Cornish Rocket farm)
Now enjoy the summer and your produce for cooking and preserving
Help With How and Where to Start