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Plot #59

Bring on the Summer

The winter months are no time to be tramping back and forth across your soil, but it’s an ideal time for catching up on your maintenance jobs…

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Plot #59

New Year, New Seeds

I’ve been carrying out my annual seed audit. I was planning an epic spending spree on new seeds, but it didn’t quite work out that way…

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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…