Tag Archives: Permaculture

Growing Oca (3) – and harvesting and eating it

There continues to be lots of interest on this blog in growing oca and I have been waiting to harvest my oca before putting on an update.  Oca tubers begin to form after the autumn equinox towards the end of September as the days grow shorter … 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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Not working hard in the garden

  This  morning with the bright sun up early and the birds singing the garden was shouting at me to come outside.  However gardening by permaculture principles means I don’t have much work to actually do – no weeding, no digging, very … Continue reading

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Is anyone interested in piloting a demonstration of perennial vegetables?

I would really like to hear from you if you are interested in working with me to plan and plant a polyculture of perennial vegetables in your back garden.  Ideally I am looking for someone who: Lives in the UK. Is passionate about … Continue reading

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Forest Gardening in Miniature (2)

If you are reading this you are almost certainly acquainted with what a forest garden is.  If you are not then go to http://www.agroforestry.co.uk/forgndg.html to see Martin Crawford walking in and talking about his forest garden.  His garden is utterly lovely … Continue reading

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Spring clear up

I have been out tidying the garden up a bit today.  I garden by permaculture principles, I don’t dig, or use artificial fertilisers, there are no pesticides / insecticides / fungicides used or anything artificial.  The aim is to use varied … Continue reading

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