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Planning the ‘Forest Garden’ beds

Following up from my analysis of where my garden needs some redesigning, one part of the solution was to plant up half of the raised beds as a forest-type garden; or given the size of the space, in a forest-garden-influenced … Continue reading

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The Garden Project: 2013 successes

A quick round-up of this year’s garden successes, as the summer growing season comes to a close and I start thinking about autumn planting. Garlic! No photo, but I got between 12 and 15 garlic bulbs, all of which are … Continue reading

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Garden diary 18.08.2012

In an attempt to keep better track of what happens in the garden, a new weekly note-to-self. Planted: 1.5 rows of turnips in SE bed. 2 rows pak choi in SW bed. 1 row chard in NE bed. Handful of … Continue reading

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The Garden Project: August update

Suddenly there is sunshine, after what felt like weeks and weeks of rain and grey skies. Here’s a quick roundup of things in the garden: Fruit: Two apples on the tree (I took a couple off when they first appeared, … Continue reading

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Poly-veg winter bed: update

With the single currently-active raised bed in the back garden, I experimented with a winter polyculture, or mixed-veg bed. It’s now looking very healthy, with plants in various stages of growth: Some garlic poking its head up, all around the … Continue reading

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