Category Archives: General
Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised beds filled with rotten wood. I am trying one out. The idea is to do one HugelKulture one, and one control one just next to it. I will plant the same things in … Continue reading
I do wonder sometimes what the neighbouring plot owners think.. I see them now and again when I go to fill up the automatic watering system. Or pick out the few bits of bindweed that are trying to establish themselves
The walking onions are doing really well and getting ready to take their first faltering step of the year!
So last year I just grew a bunch of stuff all together all mixed up. The theory behind this is that the different plants with different root structures support and compliment each other. Whilst I am going to carry on … Continue reading
So Spring has kind of happened. I have not done much on the plot at all. The clover has survived and is flowering. I am trying to develop a growing system based on a permanent clover ground cover. You can see … Continue reading
I just found out about Ground cherries (Physalis Pruinosa) They look like a great tasty, low effort perennial – Just the kind of plant I like.
Got a photo of that shows the shape I have constructed with the paths in between the raised beds.
Chinese Yam (Dioscorea batatas) is a interesting plant. It is a climber and hardy in the UK. It produces a tuber that apparently has a very pleasant flavour that is rather like a potato. I have not had a chance … Continue reading
I have a Siberian Peashrub Caragana arborescens bush. It is nitrogen fixing, and provides a legume which can be a useful chicken forage, or in times of hardship picked and used like lentils. They have ornamental yellow flowers, these are … Continue reading