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The Winter Larder

The Edible Garden Episode 6 of 6

Alys Fowler attempts to avoid shop-bought fruit and vegetables and live off her own, home-grown produce, all from her tiny terraced back garden. It's no easy task because Alys doesn't want to turn her garden into an allotment, so she's growing her fruit and vegetables among her flowers.

Alys will focus on different foods and show how anyone can grow, cook and eat from their own garden, even if they live in a city.

As well as providing fruit and vegetables to eat in season, an edible garden needs to provide for the leaner months. That means growing crops that guarantee a plentiful harvest, enough to enjoy right away and enough to store.

Alongside courgettes, squashes and kale, Alys grows Jerusalem artichokes to harvest when the rest of the garden sleeps. She also learns how to preserve the flavours of her garden using simple pickling recipes and forages for seeds in the 'wild larder'. Finally, Alys plants up winter crops to tide her over until next spring.

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29 minutes

Last on

Sun 12 Feb 2017 08:15

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Role Contributor
PresenterAlys Fowler
ProducerJuliet Glaves
Production ManagerJacque Brown
Executive ProducerTracey Bagley
Executive ProducerGill Tierney