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From radio interviews to ground elder

Yesterday afternoon, I got a call from a BBC radio producer asking if I would mind being interviewed for one of their programmes (it isn’t to do with gardening or use of buses etc). The upshot is that this lunchtime … Continue reading

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Sweetcorn vs. Jerusalem artichokes

I’ve already decided the Jerusalem artichokes need to be moved to a pot after this growing season. This space is going to have a hazel tree in it. However, there is another very good reason for the move: not only … Continue reading

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This year’s Jerusalem artichokes

It has been unbelievably springlike today and for the first time in an absolute age I enjoyed working in the garden. The plan was to dig up the Jerusalem artichokes, put the contents of the last bokashi bin in the … Continue reading

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Chop and mop

Things have been a bit hectic over the last few days. Not only have I been at work after two weeks off but I managed to flood the downstairs of my house on Monday morning, whilst disconnecting the washing machine, … Continue reading

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Preparations for Monday

I’ve left the Jerusalem artichokes in the ground too long. They have started to sprout no less. However, there are quite a number of tubers, which I am going to freeze, now that I have the new and bigger freezer. … Continue reading

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The bokashi’s second birthday

On the eighteenth of March 2015, two bokashi bins, bran and activator liquid arrived at a nearby newsagent’s and with great excitement I picked them up after work. The excitement dropped a bit when I realised that I didn’t have … Continue reading

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The gift that keeps on giving

Three years ago, I paid £8 for a bag of Jerusalem artichoke tubers. While the price didn’t make me choke, it was considerably more than I have ever paid for any other ‘seeds’.  I always felt that, being perennial, as … Continue reading

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