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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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The Balcony Project: plants for north-facing spaces

The next stage in the balcony planning is a little research on plants that will do well in north-facing areas. Given my other requirements, I’m most interested in edibles, and perennials or self-seekers (for minimal ongoing maintenance). It’s a good … Continue reading

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Garden update

Despite the erratic weather, things in the garden are moving on happily. A quick list (no photos this time, may try to add some tomorrow): Apples on the apple tree! Research suggests that as this is a 3-yr-old tree, I … Continue reading

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Allotment weeding with a baby

We already solved the problem of taking the baby to the allotment (and to lots of other places). This weekend for the first time I managed to get something done while I was there, too, rather than just telling doop … Continue reading

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Peas and beans

I planted most of my broad beans last November/December, in two of the raised beds. One lot were planted in the polyculture winter veg bed, and the second lot in the bed next to it as a block on their … Continue reading

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Salad plantings

Also on my March planting list were green salad leaves. All of my preferred green salad leaves are cut-and-come-again types; from a permaculture perspective, that’s a more productive use of the soil as you can keep harvesting throughout the season … Continue reading

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The Garden Project: quick-win vegetables

So, we planted one side of our new garden with grass already. On the other side (the eastern, and thus west-facing, side), the first quick win was to move the pots of tomatoes and herbs from the old balcony. The … Continue reading

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