Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Chef, campaigner and veg growing enthusiast, comments on how his Keder Greenhouse is performing.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Chef, campaigner and veg growing enthusiast, comments on how his Keder Greenhouse is performing.

 

"I’m really delighted with my Keder house.

 It has withstood some ferocious Hebridean weather in the 2 years since we’ve been using it, and this summer it provided us with a constant supply of delicious veg - carrots, beans, courgettes, spinach, chard and all kinds of herbs and salads.

I don’t think we could have grown any of that in the rest of the garden, which is exposed not only to high winds but to salty sea air. But inside the Keder everything seems snug and well-protected, yet just well-ventilated enough not to get too humid. We’ve had no problem with moulds or mildew.

Being on the shore does have one advantage - we’ve been boosting our soil by adding in layers of storm tossed seaweed into our compost. The plants seem to be loving it.”