Learn more Download now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more

Kitchen Garden

Top Selected Products and Reviews


In stock.
RRP: RRP:
Price: Price:
You Save: You Save:
"A new way to grow" - by Mrs. Kathryn J. Martin (Staffordshire)
This is a fabulous book which I ordered from Mark Diacono's otter farm website and received last weekend, hence the early review.
The book is divided into the following chapters:
Over the garden wall - an introduction to the whole book, about the different ways of growing and possibilities for everyone, however short of time, space etc.
Beginning - choosing what to grow, all important taste transformers, saving money, unbuyables, creating a beautiful space.
What to grow - lists vegetables, herbs, fruit and nuts, all the usuals + others such as rare garlics, bacon, alpine strawberries, etc
Open gardens - my favourite section of the book. This is given over to different types of gardens: i.e. Charles Dowding no-dig veg, a large kitchen garden, garden modelled on natural woodland, a traditional allotment which is anything but traditional, a food forest, a perennial garden in Wales.
One of these ... full review

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Price: Price:
"A gentle, informative and inspiring read" - by Creative Gardener (London, UK)
This is not a cookbook nor a gardening handbook but sits deliciously between the two. As a gardener I found it an absorbing read with excellent growing tips from highly experienced kitchen gardeners (the methods that work for them), detailed focus on selected ingredients and mouth-watering recipes from top chefs. Admittedly not all the recipes appealed, some are more 'haute cuisine' than others (these are recipes from chefs in top restaurants after all), but there's still plenty to tempt with the joy being that these are ingredients that I can find in my garden: rose geranium panna cotta, pear with shortbread crumble or leeks vinaigrette, for example, although there's also simpler fare to be found in Rainbow Chard and Bean soup and Ratatouille, among others. Lovely glimpses into the workings of modern kitchen gardens and fascinating to read how the chefs and gardeners work together to create fantastic food. It's ... full review

In stock.
RRP: RRP:
Price: Price:
You Save: You Save:
"Walled overview" - by E. J. Garrard (Leicestershire, England)
While this gives information which may be unknown or unavailable elsewhere, it is a somewhat disappointing book. This is probably because, as Susan Campbell states within it, there are very many other walled gardens which are simply either unrecorded or no longer heard about because the owners are either wishing to retain their privacy or, worst of all, the gardens have become derelict.
This is a subject close to my heart - I am a volunteer in a walled kitchen garden which is being brought back to some of its considerable former glory - and interestingly, there is absolutely no mention of 'my' garden. Why not, I would like to ask Ms Campbell?
For someone who is interested in the subject of walled gardens in general, this would be a good starting point - but it is not a definitive record of all walled gardens.

In stock.
Price: Price:
"Historical Gardens" - by Mr. Deryck Forrest
Interesting book to read, with good knowledge of how kitchen gardening was done in the past, also picked up to interestin techniques.

Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
RRP: RRP:
Price: Price:
You Save: You Save:
"A beautifully crafted book" - by D I Smith
There is something for every type of gardener in this lovely book. The depth of the research which has gone into the narrative is evident on every page, many of which also include fascinating snippets in the form of recipes or illustrations. A thoroughly enjoyable read which leaves you knowing a lot more than you ever thought you would about gardens and how productive they can be.

In stock.
RRP: RRP:
Price: Price:
You Save: You Save:
"Very thorough" - by Foxylock (Ireland)
Because this book is a bit on the large side and has some fantastic photos it seems to double as a coffee table book and an instruction manual . Its an excellent book and Alan Titchmarsh is at his best here .

The first sixty or so pages is concerned with what Alan calls the ground rules and you get advice on everything from planning and design to feeding and composting . The rest of the book contains the directory where you get a run down on all the common fruit veg and herbs found in most gardens . Now this is pretty comprehensive so expect a little information overload . But personally I think its great to have all this info under the one cover . Definitely a book I will continue to refer to again and again .

In stock.
Price: Price:
"Great book!" - by Tam
Arrived on time and a great book. We have just moved into our first house and its always been my dream to have a kitchen garden, cant wait to get started and this book seems to have all the info I need.

"Garden to Kitchen Expert" - by SuKuen
At last, I have a book that is so helpful in everyway,
oderly,sensible and pratical.
Especially in growing and storing of all vegetables and fruits.
Beside above, many time I find I have surplus of vegetables.
i.e Broccoli- I always either boiling or steaming it,now I can
look into this book, and find many interesting ways to make use of it.
The excitment does not stop there, now I can carry on with all other
veg.. and fruits.
So simple to follow, it is all alphabetical order.
It is superb!!!