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How To: (Hopefully) Prevent an Orchard Aphid Nightmare

I think 2019 is shaping up to be the Year of the Aphid. It seems like the sap-sucking pests are everywhere at the moment: all over the Aqualegias in the back garden, on the onion seedlings in the greenhouse and in a particular nasty manifestation, infesting one or two of the trees in the Plot #79 allotment orchard…

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Trials and Observations

Super Composter Trial: Setup

As I mentioned recently, I’m trialling the Super Composter – a new hot composting system from the folks at SoilFixer – and Saturday was setup day down on Plot #59.

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A Simple (and Stink-Free) Recipe for Comfrey Tea

Comfrey tea, or comfrey fertiliser, is an all-organic, easy to make plant food that provides excellent nutrition, especially for flowering and fruiting plants.

When I make comfrey tea I use a method that was told to me by no-dig guru Charles Dowding and it goes something like this…

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Trials and Observations

Allotment Trials and Tests – Two for 2019

I have to admit, I can be a bit of a magpie when it comes to new growing methods, plants and products. Over the past few years I’ve sown or planted and attempted to grow all sorts of new and intriguing food crops (oca, yacon, Chinese artichoke, cucamelons, tomatilloes, goji berries, wonderberries, to name but a few…)

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Home Growing Jobs for the Month Plot #59 Plot #79

Allotment Jobs for May 2019

We’ve had a soggy old start to the month, but never mind. The ground could do with a soaking, and there’s drier weather ahead, according to the forecast.

Here’s our general action plan for May, once the weather sorts itself out a bit…