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Bee Aware Month

August 2013 is being promoted by the National Beekeepers organisation as Bee Aware month. Gardeners are encouraged to maintain vigilence in the garden and to maintain a healthy garden environment in order to both encourage and promote bee activity. Minimal or non...

Spring Action in the Garden with Mr Bokashi

Preparation for spring and the new gardening season will most likely, or soon will occupy your mind. To get the best from your garden we recommend that you follow this simple process. Start by making a plan or sketch of your garden plot and mark out areas where you...
Spring Planting

Spring Planting

Spring is now upon us and planning should be in place for the planting of your garden. It is good practice to prepare a trench for the burial of your fermented food waste in advance of where you might plant seeds or seedlings. I have done this, this week in...
Tomato Plants Germination

Tomato Plants Germination

This week my first tomato plants have germinated so should be ready for planting in the glasshouse by early September. Early potatoes have been purchased and set out to sprout and should be ready to plant out by end of August. Heavy rainfall in the past week has...

Spring is near

Spring is not too far away and noticed the birds singing this morning. Now is a good time to be thinking about your new season’s garden. Preparation should be underway and a great start to this is an application of Earth Zing. Applied at least 2 weeks ahead of...

Bumper Harvest

The picture below shows Neville Burt holding a 23kg Hubbard Squash, which was harvested at the end of March 2012. The seed catalogue from which the seed was purchased said ‘grows to around 6kg’. No special attention was given to the plant other than a good...