What Is Green Manure? Green manure is a bit of a misnomer, it is actually nothing to do with poo or animal dung. It’s also not always green as you can see from the photograph of the Orach, which is…
It’s quite a labour intensive time of the season just now, with everything growing so quickly. It’s wonderful to see everything thriving and blooming.
This week I’ve planted more cucumbers out in the greenhouse and some outdoor beefsteak tomatoes in pots. I’ve put parsnips in and also some Mexican spinach. Learn more
The weather has been quite cold over the last week or so, much colder than April. It’s rained on and off, but the ground is quite dry.
We’ve been eating salads leaves every day now and it’s great to be eating things straight from the ground again. Learn more
May is a lovely month in the garden. The birds are singing non-stop and we are surrounded by pink and purple flowers and blossom.
We have bluebells, lilac and clematis everywhere. Learn more
We have had a lot of rain this week, thankfully, everything was so dry. I resisted watering things, but now I regret that.
I’ve moved the mint from the herb spiral into pots and placed the pots in the spiral because it was starting to take over. Learn more
This week I have been working out some planting schemes, or guilds, to make optimal use of the space available to me, plan so that I don’t have much weeding, have maximum pest control and improve the soil. Permaculture always aims to create mutually beneficial systems that do not require a lot of maintenance. Learn more