Sarah Wain’s Top Ten chilli varieties
Chilli Fiesta 2015 / Kitchen Garden / Victorian glasshouses

Sarah Wain’s Top Ten chilli varieties

“West Dean knows how to put on a good show and you can see things growing and learn so much about how to cultivate your own. The place is quietly becoming a national institution. You should see it.” The Times (2014) Sarah Wain, West Dean Gardens’ chilli growing expert, grows around 250 varieties of chillies … Continue reading

Mark Diacono has the builders in
Guest bloggers / Kitchen Garden

Mark Diacono has the builders in

So, after all the planning processes and architect’s meetings, it looks like the creation of the Otter Farm Kitchen Garden School will begin this summer. It’s hard to imagine diggers, cranes, be-hatted builders and daily deliveries will soon be busying over this space, but hopefully they will. A mobile home, much noise and considerable dust … Continue reading

Rhubarb (Rheum x hybridum)
Kitchen Garden / Spring

Rhubarb (Rheum x hybridum)

Yorkshire rhubarb, from the hallowed rhubarb triangle around Wakefield has been awarded the coveted protected designation of origin (PDO) status by the European Commission, prohibiting anyone growing it outside the region from calling it the same. It gives it similar status to Cornish clotted cream and Melton Mowbray’s pork pie. This rhubarb is grown in … Continue reading