Weekly Kitchen Garden Blog - first Harvest of Rhubarb

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Early Rhubarb 130415Here at Stephanie’s Kitchen Garden this week we will be sowing our sweetcorn, courgettes, squash, runner beans and French beans in the greenhouse.  We will also be sowing more salads and peas to ensure a succession of crops.

Our cold frame is now bursting at the seams with peas, brassicas, spinach and salads all hardening off before being planted outside.  These will be planted out into our raised beds this week and the celery and celeriac will take their place in the cold frame. 

The weather here over Easter has been cold and cloudy.  Whilst the rest of the UK has been enjoying balmy temperatures, they have only just reached the far coast of East Anglia.  The temptation is to plant out all our tender crops and get them growing, however the nights can still catch us out at this time of the year.   So we will be keeping a very close eye on the weather forecast ready to dash out with the fleece when needed.

Now that the soil temperatures have warmed up, the weeds have started to grow, so we will begin our regular hoeing of the beds this week to keep them at bay.

This week will see our first harvest of forced rhubarb from Stephanie’s Kitchen Garden.  It looks amazing and will no doubt taste as good as it looks!

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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