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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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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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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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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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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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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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To De-Scape or Not to De-Scape?

I’ve given up on growing garlic (for the time being at least) due to a few years’ poor results, but I am still growing elephant garlic…

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A Good Shallot Harvest This Year

I’ve been growing and saving a few ‘Hative de Niort’ and ‘Jermor’ for propagation every year for the past few, and this year we’ve had a bumper harvest…

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Super Composter Trial – July 2019 Update

Here’s a quick update on the Super Composter trial that I’m participating in for the folks at SoilFixer this year.

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Greenhouse Growing Plot #59 Trials and Observations

Growbag Trial: the Tomatoes Are In

This year I’m trialling the new SylvaGrow Peat-Free Planter from Melcourt, one of which I was very kindly sent for the purpose.

Last weekend I set the planter up in the allotment greenhouse, alongside a control / comparison in the form of a bog-standard growbag…