Monthly Archives: June 2011

Unplanned harvests

As I experiment with polycultures of perennial veggies I try to make use of every bit of garden as much of the time as possible and of every plant, whether planned or unplanned. A couple of years ago I grew some … Continue reading

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I’m wondering about the chicory

I am wondering if the chicory I am growing as a mineral accumulator (dynamic accumulator in some books) is really suitable for my perennial veggie polyculture.  The plants around it are not growing as vigorously as some others in the … Continue reading

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A dose of optimism

At the weekend on a rainy camp site in Herefordshire I witnessed the relentless optimism of the dedicated camper – a man washing up a pan used to prepare porridge – he clearly had wanted a hearty breakfast – while the rain … Continue reading

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Busy, busy, busy…………

I have been busy toiling away this morning in the hot sun.  Not an ideal time to plant things, but there were so many young plants in pots that needed to be planted out, particularly now it is getting hot.  They dry out … Continue reading

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A tip about starting polycultures

I have just remembered that my first attempt at a polyculture a few summers ago was a resounding flop.  As I encourage people to grow in polycultures I had better pass on some tips regarding my mistakes so you don’t end … Continue reading

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