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Rethinking the bokashi

For almost three years, I’ve been using a bokashi bin to ferment all manner of food waste for use as fertiliser in the garden. There is no doubt under normal circumstances that the contents of the bin become excellent compost … Continue reading

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A rat in the hugel bed

Two years ago around Christmastime, a rat decided to dig a tunnel into the compost bin. I therefore moved the bin and the rat disappeared. This year, there were again the telltale signs of a rat digging into the bin, … Continue reading

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Not deep enough

This evening, when I checked in the raised bed I made the other day, I noticed what I suspected might happen (but which I optimistically hoped wouldn’t). Namely, an animal had been digging. I know what the attraction was: the … Continue reading

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The rise and fall of the leaf

First, the current success: The lettuce are doing well at the moment. As with the onions, I have been deliberating over the necessity of a cloche. In a few nights the night time temperatures are expected to drop to three … Continue reading

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Light after 4 p.m.

I’d been meaning to get out in the garden today but somehow during school hours the time flew by before I could find my gloves and a trowel. Actually, I didn’t realise I would need a trowel until I got … Continue reading

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Moving the rat house

Yesterday morning, I discovered another hole in the garden. It was to my mind clear therefore that a rat had set up home in the compost bin. So, as it hadn’t started rain again at that point, out came the … Continue reading

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