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What to do with 175 tomato plants?

See. the packet of seed was 2 years old this year – and that’s my rule to avoid non-germination disappointment. 2 years and then chuck them away. So, I thought, may as well sow them all. Then I sat down … Continue reading

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Mystery greenhouse pests

In an attempt to get more use out of the greenhouse in Winter (and to prove to himself that a polytunnel is a great idea), I planted some winter salad crops in large containers under the benches. My plan is … Continue reading

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Inspirational Trip to Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

We had been meaning to get to CAT for some time, mainly to take a look at the forest garden and polytunnels because they’re both ways we’d like to develop our garden. Plus, we really like it. But the trip … Continue reading

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I need a sit down

I’m just coming to the end of my week off and it’s been very productive. But I need to go back to work for a sit-down. The big achievements are that I finished pruning the orchard, and moved into the … Continue reading

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I love November

I know it’s not everyone’s favorite time of year as each day seems shorter than the last and each one colder and more grey. But it’s so quiet and calm. Working in the garden at this time of year is … Continue reading

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Pinus aristata

I know I said once a month but…. I’m so excited at the early success of my ‘grow your own Christmas tree project’! My Pinus aristata seeds have germinated. Relatives of these trees are the oldest living things on the … Continue reading

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March 2009

Well, welcome to my gardening blog. I’m going to try and update it each month. So I’ll start with a quick round-up of what’s being going on in February and early March. About half the trees in the orchard have … Continue reading

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