Potatoes planted

Potatoes planted

This year is the first I have ever planted my potatoes on the traditional planting day of Good Friday! They almost got the traditional addition of comfrey leaves in the planting holeas (which would have been another first!), but in the end I decided to leave the...
Tendrils: 160610

Tendrils: 160610

I’m starting Tendrils this week with a link to a citizen science project I discovered via Twitter – the Tea Bag Index. Although it sounds bonkers, you can help them do some real soil science by burying tea bags in your garden for a few months, digging them up, drying...
My first comfrey harvest

My first comfrey harvest

This is what the wild, self-seeded comfrey plant outside my front door looked like last week. It doesn’t look like that now, though, because I have cut it back and put the leaves to rot in one of my comfrey buckets (they have lids and taps). First, though, I had to...

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