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Plot #79 Trials and Observations

Super Composter Trial ā€“ 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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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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Super Composter Trial: Setup

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

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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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Plot #59 Trials and Observations

Soilfixer Trial Part V: First Results

I’ve harvested the first batch of produce from the SoilFixer trial beds down on Plot #59. Quick Recap I’ve been carrying out a soil improvement product trial this year at the invitation of the folks at SoilFixer.co.uk, testing two of their compost and/or soil enhancement products, versus ordinary compost and untreated soil. It’s a very […]

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Plot #59 Trials and Observations

Soilfixer Trial Part IV: Strong Growth So Far

Let’s take a look at how the SoilFixer trial beds are coming along. Quick Recap I’m participating in a trial for Soilfixer.co.uk, testing two of their compost / soil enhancement products against regular compost and plain soil. In mid-April I’ve set up four small raised beds, and planted broad beans and sowed two varieties each […]

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Soilfixer Trial Part III: Setting Up the Trial Beds

Old pallets, as long as they’re in reasonably good nick, are a great boon to the allotmenteer. Especially if you need to knock together a few small raised beds. Such as these four, which I set up yesterday for the trial of four different soil mixes that I’m running this year for the folks at […]

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Plot #59 Trials and Observations

Soilfixer Trial Part II – Post-Winter Check-In

This year I’m trialling two soil improvement products on behalf of the folks at SoilFixer.co.uk. The first, a Compost Humification Agent, was added to a bagful of compostable material back in December. A second bag of compostables was set aside at the same time, to act as a control. Checking In This past weekend, I […]

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Plot #59 Trials and Observations

SoilFixer Trial Part I: Compost Preparation

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by the folks at soilfixer.co.uk who wanted to know if I’d be interested in trialling their soil improvers. “We’d like to send you some of a new product we’ve been working on,” they said, “a compost humification agent.” Humification, if you’re unfamiliar with the term, is the process […]