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Introducing Carole’s Garden

Carole and I have been corresponding for some time now and I love to hear about and see the pictures of how her lovely garden is progressing.  I asked if she would like to write about it for a blog … Continue reading

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Review of spring polyculture patch

This bed was started in the spring of 2014.  Originally I just needed somewhere to transplant a number of perennial vegetables from my first bed in this garden (below) which was about to be covered over with an extension to … Continue reading

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Using diverse crops to ensure a yield

This is turning out to be a very wet summer so far.  Of course this is not unusual for the UK, British weather is notoriously variable.  It is therefore equally certain that the performance of different crops will vary from … 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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Adaptability … versatility … resilience ….?

Now we have the wintry weather I was yearning for a few months back with all its attendant discomforts.  Yesterday afternoon I was at the shops with the wind blowing fast and furious and battering my face with mini ice balls.  They … Continue reading

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Cooking from the garden – roasted perennial (and other) root veggies

A large part of the value and purpose of my experiments with perennial vegetables is to make the most of my garden by producing food that is easy to grow, lasts year after year – and very importantly – tastes … Continue reading

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Collecting as much food as I can from the garden (2)

Since resolving to maximise the food output of the garden (within the limits of the space currently available) I have realised there are quite a few aspects to consider: I cannot expect all the food from the garden to look like it … Continue reading

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