Rekha Mistry, is a passionate Kitchen Gardener. She’s always thinking about growing plants, creating recipes and plans her list of jobs to tackle for the next day.
Her personal journey began on her allotment 11 years ago. She has continually learned along the way gardening techniques to grow variety of vegetables, fruits and flowers. This also started her practice of organic gardening; something totally new to her, learning about this form of gardening. In 2015 whilst running her successful business she received an opportunity to take part in BBC 2’s Big Allotment Challenge . This experience brought out her passion to pursue horticulture as a second career, studying with Royal Horticultural Society gaining an RHS Diploma in Horticulture .
With this she started her Facebook and Instagram pages; sharing her thoughts, the high’s and low’s, Garden and Kitchen tips. Creating own seasonal recipes using organic home grown produce. She also shares an amazing collection of garden photographs and her food photography is as equally attractive. Through these social media posts, bring in lively conversations with new and established Gardeners sharing their ideas, recipes, thoughts and useful tips.
She is a Kitchen Garden writer with a regular column starting from April 2020 called ‘Fresh From The Plot’ in BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine having previously written and showcased her articles in Kitchen Garden Magazine . Her other works has also been printed in Grow Your Own, House Beautiful and The Simple Things magazines. As well as worked on campaigns with Envii and Yeo Valley . Collaborating and promoting products with companies like Spear and Jackson, Niwaki, Thompson & Morgan and Sow Seeds to name but a few. In August 2020 she joined the Garden Team at the historic Gardens of Honorary Society of the Inner Temple as a seasonal Gardener, later moving into a permanent Gardener post. You can also watch her beautiful Kitchen Garden work when she appeared in a BBC Gardeners World episode . In March 2021 she has been named 1 of 7 emerging female-gardener influencers in Country Living Magazine.
Rekha thinks of nothing more than what and when to grow and which recipes to experiment with next. Because for her it starts with a small seed and ends up with a delicious dish, freshly prepared or preserved.
About Rekha: updated March 2021