Tag Archives: chicory

Thinking about strategies

That is to say, thinking about what strategies the plants are using in the garden and how I can appropriately respond.  Yesterday I was tidying up the edge of the lawn working my way along the ‘long border’.  As I … Continue reading

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Dreaming of perennial polycultures and forest gardens

I really enjoy reading other people’s blogs; in particular the regular posts on This Low Carbon Life (http://transitionnorwich.blogspot.com/) and the Social Reporter’s blog on the Transition network site (http://www.transitionnetwork.org/stories/charlotte-du-cann/2011-09/welcome-social-reporting-project). The varied posts are unfailingly inspirational, informative, moving and practical; and … 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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