The Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast, produced and presented by Emma Cooper, is all about growing edible and useful plants in an environmentally-friendly way. It is completely free to download and listen to.
Sweet Violet, photo courtesy of Wiggly Wigglers
This is a special birthday episode of the Alternative Kitchen Garden show and I’m looking at the birth flower for February – the Sweet Violet, Violet odorata. A wild flower here in the UK, the sweet violet has a long history and is linked to Valentine traditions. It’s also edible – check out the information on PFAF.
I’m going to be growing sweet violets as part of my edible flower garden this year (and they can even be used as a tea herb!). I have seeds from Chiltern Seeds and a plant on the way from Wiggly Wigglers.
AKG Correspondents Robb and Jackie from Sustainable Living are back to tell us more about their off-grid, permaculture project – in this episode they explain about the permaculture principle of self-regulation.
And because it’s my birthday I’m giving presents – I have two signed copies of my book (The Alternative Kitchen Garden: An A to Z) , two copies of ‘Through the Eye of a Needle’ and a copy of ‘the Book of Rubbish Ideas’ to give away. Listen out for how to enter at the end of this episode.
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