This blog is dedicated to my family’s kitchen garden. I will be writing down hopefully useful or interesting information related to gardening as well as using the produce cultivated in the kitchen.
I am in my early twenties and live in the South-East of England (so any comments on the weather will be coming from this location). I am a keen gardner, writer and cook.
We keep lots of animals: the usual dog and cats but also chickens and cayuga ducks, kune kune pigs and bees. We don’t eat any of our own livestock – I am vegetarian by choice. Family members still eat meat, just not our own animals and I don’t mind cooking it for other people so much therefore some recipes on this blog may include meat too. After all, this blog is for everyone to share and enjoy, whether they like gardening or cooking or just interested in learning something new.
Growing your own can be a challenging and time consuming experience but it is one of the most rewarding experiences one can ever feel.
I hope you are inspired to kneel in the dirt and make mud pies as that is pretty much what gardening is with the reward of watching the blossom grow on the trees into apples and the tiny green weed in the ground burst into a cabbage.
MyGardenSchool Online Course: ‘Advanced Vegetable Growing and Self-Sufficiency’, October 2015
Trustee member of horticultural mental health charity, space2grow, https://www.space2grow.space – South East in Bloom: Advancing, 2018; Farnham in Bloom, Community Project, 2018; Farnham in Bloom Madge Green Award, 2018.
Author of A Growing Mind: the small book of gardening for eating disorders (2017), available on Amazon.