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More rot

Yesterday seemed one misfortune after another, from sleeping in and forgetting to put yeast in the panettone to being reminded of how stressful it was to drive in busy city traffic. However, we did make it to the clothing exchange … Continue reading

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Rotting squash

When I picked the butternut squash last autumn, I left them in the shed to ripen and then simply because it was cool. It seemed cold enough to keep them until they were needed. As you can see from the … Continue reading

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Another colleague happy

This week, I’ve taken advantage of the still light evenings after work to clear up the autumn garden. The nasturtiums continue to thrive, so I am leaving them for the bees to enjoy while they are still about. On the … Continue reading

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Perennial chard – A sequel

In 2015, I published a blog post entitled ‘Perennial chard’, which has had more hits than any other. Now, I don’t know why precisely people are searching this topic, except from the occasional search term suggesting they are curious to … Continue reading

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Seed Co-operative

Whilst reading the Permaculture Magazine this morning, I took note of an advertisement for a company that produces and sells organic and biodynamic seed. The company is based in Lincolnshire (UK). A little intrigued, I looked up Seed Co-operative on … Continue reading

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Taming the unruly 

This year, I seem to be spending far more time than ever before pulling and digging out unwanted vegetation. So much for mulch and ground cover supposedly keeping weeds at bay. To be fair, the reason there were brambles growing … Continue reading

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After a fall: cayenne peppers etc

Last night it was so balmy, all the windows upstairs were open to let as much of a cool breeze through the house as possible. It did occur to me that this might lead to a little accident – but … Continue reading

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