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Reviewing 2012

Yet again the weather over the past twelve months has been really challenging.  2011 was uncharacteristically dry and 2012 was unbelievably wet.  It is therefore really gratifying that in the main my perennial veggies have grown well and yielded more … Continue reading

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Creating a new polyculture bed

This summer I have become more convinced that depth of soil is a super important factor in determining how well plants grow.  This is mainly due to observation of plants in deeper beds performing better than those in shallower soil.  I … Continue reading

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Flouting the “rules” 2

What happened to the seeds I sowed on 21st February rather earlier than the packets indicated? Walking stick kale germinated on 22nd March Wild beet germinated on 21st March Chinese kale on 21st March Perpetual spinach on 22nd March Sorrel … Continue reading

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Flouting the “rules” to see what will happen

In previous years I have studiously followed the instructions on seed packets regarding the correct time to sow seeds.  This year I seem to be throwing caution and last year’s seed packets to the wind and starting things off really … Continue reading

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Signs of new life in the veggie patch after December’s icy grip

After what the weather folk say is the harshest December since records began a hundred years ago it is no surprise that some of my prized plants are dead.  I have begun the plans to counter the damage with fresh … Continue reading

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