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March 2016 Blog Posts (4)

Has Spring really arrived?

Well, officially it has, yet one is struggling to feel its presence.  The sky is grey and the air is cold.  Rain is forecast to dampen the Easter holiday! I know winter has definitely run its course and I have started sowing trays of seedlings, yet I can't drive away the winter blue. 

This year's sowing is particularly challenging.   One of my greenhouses collapsed after the succession of wintry storms and I also lost the best 4-legged propagator who could started any seedlings within…


Added by Jade Hwang on March 23, 2016 at 13:30 — 3 Comments

Building a new raised bed and filling it with compost

I am a big fan of raised beds, and have been progressively replacing my old ones with much deeper (40cm) ones. Filling beds of this size needs a lot of material. I recently bought a 1000kg bulk bag of "Norfolk Loam", which will be useful, but I am also using as much home-made compost as I can muster.



Added by Mark Willis on March 16, 2016 at 19:12 — 6 Comments

Tomatoes and the Myths that surround them

I know it a bit early in the season, to be talking about…


Added by Michael on March 4, 2016 at 10:57 — 3 Comments

How Much Sun do you need for a Vegetable Garden?

I was up on the allotment over the weekend and I was watching somebody new on the allotments digging over his plot, I decided I would walk over and say “Hello and welcome” after we had talked for a bit, we got on to the subject of the position of his plot which is on the north side of some trees. He told me that he was worry that he wouldn't be able to grow any d…


Added by Michael on March 2, 2016 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

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