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Master Gardener at NGS open Garden at Plovers Hill

Master Gardener at NGS open Garden at Plovers HillMaster Gardener Caroline and her young assistant, Tomas, were on hand at the recent open garden at Plovers Hill, Strumshaw.  An annual event, open in aid of NGS (National Garden Scheme) is an opportunity for people to wander through private gardens and chat to owners and visitors. Caroline was on hand to respond to grow […]

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Day 1 Digging Day

Day 1 Digging DayVisited Lianne today, my first MG household, to make a start on clearing her very weedy garden. Gave her some general advice and helped with digging the soil over and removing roots of perennial weeds. I have donated some runner bean, french bean and nasturtium seeds, and 10 x Stuttgarter onion sets to put in […]

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Turning over a lawn to grow veg

back-lawn-08-and-11A lot of people are wondering if they can turn their front or back lawn into a veg plot. They think they need to take out all the turf and replace it with topsoil or compost, with lots of manure and fertilisers. I created my school’s veg plot from scratch, without chemicals. The soil was […]

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Improve the soil with green manures

car-park-b4-afterI’ve taken inspiration from “One Straw Revolution”, and grow my green manures any-old-where. I don’t follow a strict planting regime, and I don’t observe crop rotation. I let my green manures self-seed, and only remove them when I want to plant a crop. I haven’t experienced competition for nutrients & water, in fact my crops […]

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First household get growing with ‘Sweetie’ and ‘Speedy’.

IMG_5558After the first day of the Master Gardener foundation course at Gressenhall Museum last weekend, I was telling my next door neighbour John how inspiring the day had been.  He said he would like to start growing his own organic food as it had been about 30 years since he had last grew any.  So […]

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