Weekly Kitchen Garden Blog - Completing our Garden Plan

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Kitchen Garden Plan 2015Here at Stephanie’s Kitchen Garden this week we will be completing our garden plan for 2015.  Since the garden was first built, we have kept a plan of what is grown where in the garden.  This allows us to maintain crop rotation as well as keeping a record of what has grown where in the past.   We keep it hung on the wall in the potting shed and use it to refer to when we are completing our seed order. 

I also keep a daily diary of the jobs we carry out along with the weather conditions.  This is really useful to refer back to year on year.  It is also a useful prompt for the jobs that need doing at various times of the year.   Along with the garden plan, we can tell which crops grow best in certain parts of the garden, and whether they are more suited to raised bed gardening, or growing in the ground.

It’s always good, at the end of the year, to spend a rainy morning reflecting on what you have done, what has gone well and what you intend to try again next year.  At this time of year, the seed catalogues and of course, the Harrod Horticultural brochure are landing on our doormats. Just in time for a subtle hint to Santa.....


Meet the Author: Jo Blackwell
Jo Blackwell

Jo Blackwell is our well-established Horticultural Advisor and the Kitchen Gardener in Stephanie's Victorian style Kitchen Garden. She caught the gardening bug when she bought her first home 21 years ago. Her first greenhouse soon followed and she later gained an allotment.

As well as tending the Harrod Horticultural Gardens, she enjoys maintaining her own vegetable plot at home. She has been a gardener for Harrod Horticultural for over 4 years now and has a wealth of experience in organic vegetable growing, ornamental gardening and in using all Harrod products.


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