Here at Kinlochlaich Garden Centre we have an extensive Kitchen Garden within the Walled Garden – you will be amazed by the range of produce we have growing! Come in and have a look – get inspired and have a go yourselves! We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
We have Fan trained Fruit – Apple, Plum, Peach, and Kiwi against the Wall; Grapes, Figs, Nectarines and peaches in an unheated poly tunnel; another tunnel with a huge range of vegetables growing – either to extend the ‘season’ or for varieties that don’t grow so well outside in our climate such as Asparagus, French Beans, Courgettes, and Sweetcorn.
The Vegetable Patch outside is also extensive, with Tatties, Beans, Peas and Beetroot and much more. You can see our various trials of mulching in practice – seaweed and sheep’s wool!
We also sell a huge range of fruit bushes and trees, and in the Spring we have young vegetable seedlings ready for you to plant out yourself – or a good range of seeds.
The Vegetable Garden is split into 2 growing areas: The Vegetable Tunnel and the Outside Vegetable Patch.
Having a poly tunnel is a huge bonus when it comes to growing vegetables here on the West Coast of Scotland. It not only extends the growing season, but it enables you to grow things that dont grow that well outside- especially if we have a few weeks of non stop rain!
Inside we grow Sweetcorn, Courgettes, Squash, Pumpkin, French Beans, Asparagus, many herbs and salad leaves. Tomatoes and cucumbers also need the extra heat/less rainfall and these we grow in old fish boxes- a layer of dung covered with a layer of compost makes perfect growing and no need to feed them!