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The Winter Larder

Episode 6 of 6

Alys Fowler tries to avoid shop-bought fruit and veg and live off home-grown produce. Alys shows how an edible garden can provide for the leaner months.

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.

29 minutes

Last on

Sun 13 Jun 2021 06:05

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Peter Bjorn and John

    At the Seaside

  • Andrew Bird

    Unfolding Fans

  • Andrew Bird

    Mx Missiles

  • Peter Bjorn and John

    Barcelona

  • Psapp

    Calm Down

  • Psapp

    Rear Moth

  • Andrew Bird

    Plasticities

  • Vetiver

    You May Be Blue

  • Vetiver

    Down at EL Rio

  • Psapp

    Velvet Pony

  • Sufjan Stevens

    Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind...

  • Peter Bjorn and John

    Needles and Pills

  • Peter Bjorn and John

    Needles and Pills

  • Sufjan Stevens

    In the Devil's Territory

  • 00:01

    Peter Bjorn and John

    At the Seaside

  • 00:11

    Psapp

    Rear Moth

  • 00:16

    Vetiver

    You May Be Blue

  • 00:23

    Sufjan Stevens

    Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alys Fowler
Producer Juliet Glaves
Production Manager Jacque Brown
Executive Producer Tracey Bagley
Executive Producer Gill Tierney

Broadcasts

  • Wed 12 May 2010 20:00
  • Fri 14 May 2010 20:00
  • Wed 18 Aug 2010 00:30
  • Wed 18 Aug 2010 01:30
  • Thu 19 Aug 2010 02:20
  • Fri 11 Feb 2011 20:00
  • Mon 6 Feb 2012 20:00
  • Sun 12 Feb 2017 08:15
  • Sun 14 Apr 2019 08:05
  • Sun 9 Aug 2020 06:05
  • Sun 13 Jun 2021 06:05