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Nutley’s Kitchen Gardens has been encouraging gardeners and cooks to grow their own food since 2008. Our blog features are written by gardeners who want to pass on their tips and experiences on to you.
If you have a problem you would like us to investigate or a tip you would like to pass on – please get in touch with Emma@nutleyskitchengardens.co.uk.

RECENT BLOG POSTS

Heavy bags of manure are a thing of the past: introducing Nutley’s Lou’s poo, the alpaca poo that will transform your garden habits and your garden itself. A serious product for serious gardeners.

A fantastic source of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, the three major nutrients contents in most fertilisers. 

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Father’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re in need of some serious inspiration then look no further – Nutley’s Kitchen Gardens is here for you! From chilli kits to a special “dad’s bird box”, our online store is full to the brim with wonderful gift ideas that can be presented to a special dad on Father’s Day.

Father's Day in the UK is on Sunday 18th June 2017. 

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A decent pair of gardening gloves are essential garden ware, whether you are harvesting produce in your allotment or picking nettles and thorns in your garden. Here at Nutley’s we are proud to present our new quality leather gauntlet gloves, offering excellent protection from thorns, brambles and stings and with long-lasting quality guaranteed.

These gauntlet gardening gloves are also the ideal Father’s Day gift.
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With summer approaching, fruit is ready to be harvested. Pick Your Own centres are located all around the country and are ideal for a family-friendly day out which will reward you with heaps of fresh fruit and vegetables for your kitchen at home, as well as not costing you a great deal.

Here at Nutley’s Kitchen Gardens we have complied a list of our best tips and tricks which will help make your pick your own experience as fun and as fruitful as possible.

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Sloe gin is the perfect present for family and friends, or even as a refreshing reward for your eyes only. Although the process of making the famous berry gin can be long and laborious, the incredible taste of the gin once matured is worth the wait. Here at Nutley’s Kitchen Gardens we have provided you with the perfect start-up kit to help you grow, mature and create the perfect slow gin as well as store and present it with lovely labels and glass bottles.

 

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The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show is a highlight of the gardening calendar. The inspiring and extraordinary displays, that draw in thousands of both expert and amateur gardeners, always challenge what is deemed possible with a garden. As part of the celebrations this year, BBC Radio 2 are present with their BBC Radio 2 Feel Good Gardens Category which display how plants "enrich and indulge" the five senses. One of the stand out gardens from this is Chris Evans's "Taste Garden", which had 50 types of vegetable grown ready to be chosen for the garden.

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BloemBagz Fabric planters are the essential items needed in your garden. The double walled grow bags, that are available in a variety of colours and capacities, promote air pruning for a superior root structure and bigger yield.

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How to decide which garden netting you need. Choosing the right netting for your garden can be surprisingly complex to new and experienced gardener.

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Behind every Jam there is a story - and this is my Golden Raspberry Jam story.

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plum jam - nutleys kitchen gardens

Plum jam is one of the easiest Jams to make it sets easily and, depending on the plums you use, is a lovely rich red coiour. The flavour is a little sharper than some of the soft fruit jams and there is a real intensity to the flavour that makes it perfect to eat on slightly sweeter breads or croissant.

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