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Oca in a pot and in shade

Oca growing in a pot with some lathyrus tuberosus (earth nut pea) looked lovely during the summer and produced 401 g of tubers for a single plant.  What’s more they were packed into the pot like sardines and were all a good … Continue reading

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Beans in the apples

It’s another beautiful autumn afternoon with mellow sunlight filtering though the remaining leaves and casting long shadows on the lawn.  This year has been fun and productive in the garden and I want to use what I have learned to … Continue reading

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Messy gardens

The other day my neighbour was trying to ask in as polite a way as possible why my garden (and those of other organic and permaculture gardeners) is on the messy side.  Knowing how much I love the garden he … Continue reading

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Mulch, mulch and more mulch

Yesterday I was pruning shrubs.  I was doing this on the day in July six years ago when I first discovered forest gardening.  That day the mountain of shrubby debris created led me to ponder what it would be like if all the vegetation … Continue reading

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Fluffy soil

I may have mentioned before, but I am relaxed about allowing dandelions in the garden.  Lots of reasons – they accumulate minerals and leaves can be pulled off and used as a mulch, birds such as bullfinches love the seed heads and … Continue reading

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Fertility

Spring progresses with a green tide surging through the garden.  Every year I am amazed at how fast the dark emptiness of the winter months is engulfed by exuberant growth through April and May. Building fertility is intrinsic to permaculture gardening.  I use lots of … Continue reading

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