After a few years of less than proper efforts to sort our kitchen garden out (last year we grew some radishes). This year we are on the case. Rob has joined the kitchen team and with his enthusiasm for gardening everyone is getting involved.

The food miles from the roof behind the pub to the kitchen are zero, and you cant cook a fresher ingredient than something you’ve just pulled from the ground. It makes sense. We’re also growing a few things that we haven’t been able to get our hands on from suppliers but we love to cook with.

So far in the ground we have; radishes, courgettes, broad beans, salad leaves, tomatoes, beetroots, nasturtiums, borage, lovage, thyme, mint, rosemary and lemon verbena.

Not bad for a square roof about 6×10 metres we reckon?

Throughout the summer we hope to keep you updated with our garden successes and failings and we’ll also be posting pictures and recipes using the produce we’ve grown here. Think stuffed courgette flowers or lemon verbena ice cream.

Hope you’re all enjoying the sun.

Bird in Hand