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Spicy but woody

A note to self: root crops do not, I repeat, do not well in my soil. Last autumn, I was inspired to get some black radish by gaiainaction. The first sowing was too late, so I thought I would try again when … Continue reading

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The biggest garlic bulb ever….

to come out of my garden! There might be advantages to clay soil, but growing fabulous root vegetables isn’t listed as one of them. The heaviness of the growing medium means they have too much to push against when forming … Continue reading

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If I hadn’t watered the garden last night….

…. it might not have rained today! That said, because it has been raining, I haven’t needed to water the ground where I’ve planted spinach and lettuce seedlings. In previous years, the spinach didn’t do too well but, having learned … Continue reading

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Rain on clay

There is a stereotype abound that it rains a lot in England. Well, sure it does – in comparison with California or the Sahara. It certainly rains a lot on the other side of the Pennines, a ridge of hills … Continue reading

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Clay soil

After a recent trip to the library at RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate, I started reading about how to handle clay soil. At the same time, I’ve been reading about the no-dig method of gardening. So, now there is lots … Continue reading

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