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June kitchen garden diary Penny Golightly

My June kitchen garden update

We’re enjoying a mini heatwave in the UK, and the garden is loving the sunshine and the general warmth, well, apart from some of the lettuces which are wilting all over the place. The tomato plants seem to be the happiest of all, especially the two Losetto plants which are already starting to trail over […]

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British seasonal food in June ingredients in season UK

British seasonal food in June

British seasonal food is delicious in June, and buying in season tends to represent the best value. The summer has arrived, bringing a riot of new flavours and colours along with it. Suddenly there’s a huge array of soft fruit to enjoy, along with salads and fresh-tasting vegetables, and delicate elderflowers. Here’s the big list […]

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British seasonal food in May in season ingredients uk

British seasonal food in May

The best seasonal foods in May are a mixture of luxury flavours and more humble old favourites. Treat yourself to fresh spears of asparagus, the first strawberries, Jersey Royal potatoes, globe artichokes and an imported alphonso mango or two, or enjoy elderflowers and wild garlic for free. Many kitchen gardens and allotments will be bursting […]

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British seasonal food in April in season ingredients foods uk

British seasonal food in April

Seasonal food tastes great and it’s often cheaper too. Here’s what to buy at the market, or pick from your kitchen garden this April. Enjoy fresh bursts of green and help yourself to overwintered spinach, leaf beet, turnip tops and chard. You can also find fresh herbs, oriental greens and salads that have been grown […]

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What to sow and do in an April kitchen garden

If you’re thinking about growing your own fruit, vegetables and herbs this year, now’s a good time to get started, if you haven’t already. April is a month of green shoots and busy windowsills in the kitchen garden. Here are some ideas for what to sow, and a few jobs you can do in your […]

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Golightly Gardens 2017

My 2017 kitchen garden grow list

I’m a massive fan of growing your own fruit, vegetables and herbs. It’s fresh, delicious and, if you’re reasonably savvy, it’s usually cheaper than buying them. There are no nearby allotments where we live, so I’ve turned some of our little back garden and windowsills over to home grown organic produce and it’s been quite […]

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