A local artist is selling homegrown produce directly from the soil on to the shelves of a new shop in Norwich.

Brian Korteling, who has lived in the city for most of his life, started gardening during lockdown due to an excess of free time. 

Now, three years later, his hobby has transformed into a business after The Garden opened in St Augustines Street with produce from Mr Kortelig's no-dig market garden.

Mr Kortelig stocks his shelves directly from his No-Dig garden that he maintains himselfBrian Kortelig stocks his shelves directly from the no-dig garden that he maintains himself (Image: The Garden/Kate Royall)

"A local shop for local produce", The Garden sells a host of vegetables, plants and locally made goods.

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No-dig gardening is the method practised by the green-fingered business owner, which uses layers of compost as a mulch allowing the life within it to create airways and drainage channels. 

The shop is located in the 'up and coming' St Augustines Street, NR3The shop is located in St Augustines Street in the NR3 area of Norwich (Image: The Garden/Kate Royall)

"No-Dig is a great method of growing and, having tried it out on my allotment, I found the quality of the veg was much better than using a traditional method with much less work," Mr Kortelig said.

“As well as fantastic nutrient-dense vegetables from the market garden I also grow and sell a range of veg plants and flowers, local honey, Kombucha made locally by Oichi, a range of locally made jams and preserves, as well as original artwork and prints.

“St Augustines Street is the most up and coming street in Norwich with lots of boutique style shops for visitors to explore.”