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Bergamot

The final herb to be planted outside in the ground is bergamot. It can be used to flavour boiled sweets or as a hair rinse, although whether I ever use it as such or, indeed, am able to remains to … Continue reading

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Headless no more!

If one of my hugel beds seems to have disappeared, another I built more recently certainly hasn’t. Besides, it is clearly a good place to grow, although whether that is because of the wood or just what would be happening … Continue reading

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Where has all the wood gone?

After another wait for rain, I was able to plant the remaining two cucurbits this afternoon. It still wasn’t great for digging a hole deep enough but at least I didn’t wish I had a pneumatic drill. I had, however, … Continue reading

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Heat and hugelculture 

The other day, newly grown chard on a hugel bed I built earlier in the year looked like this: Never before have I known chard to wilt, let alone be prostrate. Now, it has been warm and dry but I … Continue reading

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First day of the month (Full circle)

On the first of July last year, I decided to document the change in the back garden over the months. Now, I have reached the same point in the year again and here is the comparison: Clearly, the structure of … Continue reading

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Is it a courgette plant

Whilst picking peas, I noticed a seeming volunteer plant in the same bed. Last year, none of the courgette seeds sown germinated. Neither in the soil nor pots. I therefore thought the seeds must have been too old. However, one … Continue reading

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The garlic’s surprise

The strawberries haven’t quite stopped all other play in the garden but they have certainly kept me very busy. Not only have I been spending over half an hour every day picking kilos of them (one of my colleagues, another … Continue reading

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