Managing slugs without chemicals

As some readers know I share an allotment (half plot) with friends in Wanstead (East London). We have a slug problem! Over the last 18 months I have researched, and tested, a range of ways of keeping slugs from eating our plants. We run the allotment on organic and biodynamic principles so we do not […]

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Beer for plants; a bio-fermenting experiment

Some background to the experiment I first heard about bio-fermenting while staying on a permaculture farm in Costa Rica, Finica Luna Nueva. I listened fascinated as our tour guide, and farm owner, explained how they re-engergised the soil without having to use mountains of compost and animal manure. They of course have these things but […]

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Planting parsnips and growing in small spaces

I am looking forward to planting my parsnips in a couple of weeks, an unusual statement I know, but let me elaborate.  Parsnips are easy to grow, you just need lots of time, they are the favourite food of one of my closest friends. The seeds came from a community garden on Guernsey; where I […]

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