Please Note: This website is out of date. The Steward Community Woodland sustainable living project ended in 2018 for legal and planning permission reasons. The contents have been left here as a historical archive.

The kitchen salad garden

We have some small raised beds to the west of our kitchen. These spend most of the year in the semi-shade. We grow annual salad around longer-lasting salad plants – ‘nine-star’ perennial broccoli and a small-leaved lime tree.

Deep raised beds were built in front of the kitchen and longhouse last year (2008). These are south-facing and get much more sun. They should have been perfect for tomatoes but last year a potentially large crop became horribly blighted. They are now hosting a successfully overwintered crop of broad beans and peas and are waiting to be planted with salad. The question of whether we should continue to grow annuals in the beds, or instead plant sun-loving perennials, remains undecided.

Last updated: 2009-04-26

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