Here at Stephanie’s Kitchen Garden this week we will be awaiting the delivery of our vegetable plants.  Having harvested our onions, shallots and garlic has we have some space for more crops in the Kitchen Garden.  Whilst we have seedlings growing in the cold frame we always order a box of vegetable plants at this time of year to fill our spaces and keep the garden productive.  

Our sweet potatoes and squash plants are growing up obelisks to keep them tidy and looking amazing.  They are putting on plenty of growth and we will be tying them in to their supports before they get out of hand.

This week, as always, we will be keeping our crops well fed and watered to help them thrive in the hot summer weather we are currently enjoying.  Our stocks of liquid seaweed, blood fish and bone and tomato feed are kept in good supply to ensure a bountiful harvest.  Healthy plants are better placed to fight of pests and diseases when they occur and prevention  is always better then cure.

 The harvest in the Kitchen Garden is booming and  picking our crops is a time consuming job at this time of year.  A good sized trug and a sharp pair of secateurs always helps.  This week we will be harvesting blueberries, raspberries, courgettes, cucumbers, aubergines, tomatoes, runner beans, French beans, beetroot, salad leaves and broccoli.Kitchen Garden Harvest