Tag Archives: soil

Citizen Science: Grow Observatory

Through the Permaculture Association newsletter a few months ago I came across a MOOC which looked interesting. So, I signed up to the course, which is being conducted by the University of Dundee, looking at soil. The Grow Observatory is … Continue reading

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Herb bed extension

A few years ago, whilst making a trench in the back garden, I came across an empty crisp packet from when the house was being built. Somehow it felt a bit creepy, even though the design of the packets hadn’t … Continue reading

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Roots and soil condition

My enthusiasm for building hugel beds is on the wane. Psoriatic hands and heavy soil don’t go too well together. However, I woke up this morning and felt inspired to get the spade out. The sun helped. So, now hugel … Continue reading

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Disappointments and delights

Really, I don’t think the fact that the new greenhouse cover has already torn should come as a surprise, but when I got home this evening and noticed the damage I was disappointment, nonetheless. It was also a disappointment that, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Wonder World

Fab soil on the allotment. And that was not the only discovery – I dug up a kilo of potatoes whilst clearing the ground! Continue reading

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The domed city

I’ve just been outside, listening to the thunder (no sign of any lightening) and feeling the cooling stormy air. It has been hot again today and no doubt the plants are loving the heat followed by a big watering. It … Continue reading

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Gardening by night and day

Thanks to my neighbour’s security lights, I’ve been stepping out into the garden in the evening to check on the onions I planted the other day, tidy up the purple sprouting broccoli and water under the cloches, using the rainwater … Continue reading

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