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.
The growing season is in full swing in the northern hemisphere, and my new book The Allotment Pocket Bible has just been published. It’s a guide to finding an allotment, getting it ready, looking after common crops and using your produce, but in today’s show we look at some less common plants you might want to grow if you have the space:
- Chinese artichokes (Stachys affinis)
- Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius)
- Tomatillos (Physalis ixocarpa)
- Inca berries (Physalis peruviana or P. edulis, also known as physalis, cape gooseberries or goldenberries)
- Achocha (Cyclanthera pedata or C. brachystachya)
- Hardy kiwis (Actinidia arguta)
And our AKG Correspondent Thomas is joining us from Melbourne in the Southern Hemisphere to talk about a permaculture solution for getting your kitchen garden ready to grow crops – Permablitz.
This photo was taken at the 100 Melbourne blitz, and is an area of veggie beds, with wood chip path ways in an irrigation system, being created under a protective netting. The netting helps keep very sweet looking (but highly destructive) possums out.
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