Category Archives: soil management

A waste of money?

After waxing lyrical about my bokashi composting system in the early days, I am now ready to accept its downside and move on. The final straw came this morning when I emptied the bottom of the regular compost bin to … Continue reading

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Yuk and yak

Has your life been disrupted because of recent floods or power cuts? I met a lady on the shuttle bus to the British Wool Show yesterday who had flown in from New York, only to find there were no trains … Continue reading

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The great sheep debate

For many years, beef was criticised as the most environmentally unfriendly meat but there appeared to be little mention of mutton or lamb. Now, there has been a surge in concern because of the methane sheep produce. I have my … Continue reading

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Bread bread bread

With my daughter at her gymnastics club all day and me with a weekly bus ticket, I decided to investigate The Real Junk Food Project Kindness Warehouse in Wakefield. Having got some interesting food from the Fuel for Schools Project … Continue reading

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New toys

I’m glad I’ve been on annual leave over the last few days, whilst we’ve had a short heatwave in Britain. I’m also glad to have picked up a new spade and a fork from my dad, as he does a … Continue reading

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Nearly ants in my pants

As it started to spit with rain this evening, I suddenly remembered that I had planned to take out the almost finished compost from the bottom of the bin and transfer it to the finishing off bin. I’d like to … Continue reading

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I’ll need to buy more garlic

Over the last few years, I’ve not needed to buy any garlic bulbs for the following year’s crop. At first, the garlic produced bulbils and then it started developing mini bulbs along with the main one in the ground. However, … Continue reading

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The sweet smell of oregano

Fortunately for me, the rain held off for much of the afternoon, so I took advantage of the still dry weather to get one job done in the garden. It was a glass half full or glass has empty moment … Continue reading

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Never so much excitement over a drill

After lots of behind-the-scenes planning, today was the first Composting Champions workshop at The Real Junk Food Project TRJFP) in Horsforth, Leeds. For those of us involved in the planning as well as for those who were hoping for a … Continue reading

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Harvesting what I can

The rhubarb isn’t growing very well this year. I put it down to the crown only being rehomed in its new spot in March, so its roots couldn’t develop in time. Never mind, it is good to have a rest … Continue reading

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