Stephanie's Kitchen Garden Diary

Stephanie's Kitchen Garden Diary

Designed by RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner Tom Hoblyn for Harrod Horticultural MD Stephanie Harrod back in 2005. Stephanie’s Kitchen Garden was set up primarily to trial various methods of growing fruit and vegetables and to share the knowledge gained with our customers. It has also given us the opportunity to develop and manufacture products to enable us to successfully grow flavour packed fruit and vegetables.

   

Latest Diary Entries

May has certainly been a challenging month for the Kitchen Gardener this year.

Posted on 29 May 2017

May has certainly been a challenging month for the Kitchen Gardener this year. Mother Nature has been stretching our capabilities with extremes of temperature and very little rainfall. We've ranged from severe late frosts to sweltering heat in a very short space of time but, whilst we've had the occasional disaster, on the whole we are surviving the unusual spring conditions.

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One of the driest Aprils I can remember.

Posted on 28 April 2017

We have just had one of the driest Aprils I can remember in Stephanie's Kitchen Garden. At one of the busiest months of the growing calendar, the dry spell has added to our workload with many hours spent watering our crops.

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The garden has undertaken a dramatic transformation this month.

Posted on 31 March 2017

The garden has undertaken a dramatic transformation this month; from the bare brown soil of winter to the sea of green that the warm spring sunshine brings. The weather has been very mild this month and plants all around the garden are putting on lots of new growth.

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Spring still feels as far away as ever.

Posted on 27 February 2017

As February draws to a close, the Spring still feels as far away as ever. Despite a handful of sunny, warm days, the month has been mostly cold and grey. Storm Doris made her presence felt by taking down a tree in the surrounding gardens but left the Kitchen Garden largely unscathed apart from a few scattered fir cones and twigs.

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January has brought with it icy arctic weather.

Posted on 30 January 2017

The new year has brought with it icy arctic weather which has hung around for most of the month. We've had our first snowfall of the winter transforming the garden into a beautiful winter wonderland.

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