FROM THE KITCHEN GARDEN: The "Hungry Gap" is over at last

There have been bits and pieces to harvest right through the spring and into early summer, but that period has rightly been termed the "hungry gap" for as long as anyone can remember…and it had real meaning when food wasn't imported from warmer climes.

However, early July brings the first copious proof of earlier efforts, which means we are now beginning to harvest the first potatoes, onions, garlic, calabrese, peas and strawberries amongst others.

And from the polytunnel, whilst the first cucumbers and tomatoes are shyly coming on stream, there's already plenty of French beans and basil.


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