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Stretch the Season – Making the most of the Kitchen Garden into late summer and beyond with Stuart Southwell

Friday 7th June 2024 | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Stretch the Season – Making the most of the Kitchen Garden into late summer and beyond with Stuart Southwell

It is the start of summer on the Sussex Prairies Potager. A lot of seed has already been sown and many plants have already been planted out. However now is the perfect time to reflect and make sure the plot stays productive all through summer, into winter and through in to next spring.

This workshop will cover three topics; successional sowing of the ‘quick’ crops (lettuce, salad leaves, radish etc.), sowing of the tender summer/ autumn outdoor crops (courgette, squash, beans etc.) and sowing of autumn to spring crops (oriental leaves, winter/spring brassicas, onions etc.).

The workshop will be hands on. Whilst discussing the topics participants will be able to sow and transplant a broad selection of the varieties we cultivate in our garden. All materials and seeds will be provided. There will also be plenty of time to share successes and failures and the ‘pest friendly’ methods we have found to be the most reliable.

Seeds, seedlings, compost and everything else will be provided .Attendees can sow seeds and pot seedlings to take home and also take some seeds and a sowing plan home.

Cost £60 per person
maximum 8 persons

Please contact Stuart at

Tutor: RHS qualified Sussex based professional gardener with 15+ years experience of creating and maintaining allotments gardens. Stuart Southwell

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      10:50 11 Jul 22
      Wonderful garden well worth a visit. Great variety of plants showing so many ways of portraying a garden layout. Must comment on the great tea and cakes selection, our dog loved the doggy ice cream!
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      Beautifully planted area, in which you are encouraged to walk along paths between the plants so can be completely surrounded by foliage - a lovely effect.
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      Beautiful garden, very relaxing, and bigger than you might think. Cafe is nice too
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      Tea room not brilliant nice cake but coffee in paper cup. No other options other then tea coffee and cake. Opening times short 1 to 5 but gardens beautiful