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Musings

The Rhubarb – and the Growing Season – Is Over

Our rhubarb keeps going right through the summer and into the first few weeks of autumn. When it starts to go over it’s a sure sign that our main growing season is done for the year…

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Plot #59 Trials and Observations

Growbag Trial Update – The Harvest Results Are In

This year I’ve been trialling the new SylvaGrow Peat-Free Planter vs a bog-standard peat-based growbag, and now I’m pleased to report the results of the trial.

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Plot #79 Trials and Observations

Super Composter Trial – Second Results and Reload

Another Super Composter trial update: bringing the second round of composting to a close, and setting up for a third batch of compost before the end of the year…

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Plot #59 Trials and Observations

2019/20 Green Manure Trial – Setup and Sowing

I’m starting another growing trial, this time assessing the performance of four types of green manure crop…

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Greenhouse Growing Trials and Observations

Growbag Trial Update: Fruit-Set, Ripening and a Disorder or Two

So far the ‘Maghrebi’ tomato plants have been doing well in both the peat-free and peat-based growbags, but neither have been completely problem-free.

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Trials and Observations

Super Composter Trial – First Results and Reload

In my latest Super Composter update I bring the first round of composting to a close, assess the general results, and set up round two.

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Orcharding

Restoration Pruning on a Plum Tree

Last week I tackled a job I’ve been waiting to do all summer: pruning a badly overgrown plum tree at the back of #Plot59.

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Plot #59 Trials and Observations

Growbag Trial Update: Good Growth So Far

This year I’m trialling the new SylvaGrow Peat-Free Planter from Melcourt, alongside a ‘bog-standard’ tomato growbag. Here’s a quick update…

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Plot #59

Spuds Out, Leeks In

Honestly, I don’t know what it is about leeks, but I seem to have a mental blank when it comes to remembering to get them in the ground in good time…

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Advice Plot #79

Aphid Update: Damson Saved, Plum Under Threat

At the end of May I reported on a nightmare aphid infestation. Drastic preventative measures seem to have worked, so far…