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3 Things to DO in the Garden in Late Winter

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Hi All, it’s been a while. In this video I’m talking about what we’re doing in late Winter in the garden. For us it’s time to do what little maintenance our no dig gardens require and replenish fertility. Having readied existing grow spaces both annual and perennial, we will move onto starting plants from seed […]

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The little Bumble Bee Garden

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Here’s a quick video on our little Bumble Bee Garden. It came into being by complete coincidence, or rather by opportunity. After we created our Pizza Garden we were left with a blank spot which is where the pile of compost was resting for a couple of months. We simply loosened up what compost was […]

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How to Store Tubers & Root Vegetables

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In this video we’re going to discuss how to store edible tubers and root vegetables such as Oca, Potatoes, Mashua, Carrots, Artichokes, Apios, Yacons and even Dahlia. Unlike the potato, most of the ancient edible tubers will keep growing all year producing tubers until the first hard frost knocks back the leaves. Some of them […]

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Marshmallow Harvest

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Did you know where marshmallow sweets originally came from? They were traditionally made from the roots of the marshmallow plant since the time of the Egyptians whom reserved them as a food for gods and royalty. In this video we’re going to harvest a 1.5 year old plant just at the end of it’s second […]

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Ullucus Harvest – Second to the Potato

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In this video we’re harvesting 3 varieties of Ullucus tubers. These are second to the potato and are an important staple food in the vast Andean region used in many traditional dishes. In our experience Ullucus are suited perfectly for a no dig garden because tubers form on the surface of the soil where the […]

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Madeira Vine Tubers

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Madeira Vine is a frost tender perennial climber producing masses of edible pleasantly flavoured leaves that are a really good spinach substitute. It also produces edible tubers that have a mucilaginous texture, this characteristic is lost when roasted. It’s quite ornamental with it’s thick heart shaped leaves and white flowers in autumn. We have been […]

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Horseradish Harvest – Perennial Medicinal Spice

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Horseradish is a hardy perennial from southeastern Europe. It’s edible spicy roots resemble the flavor of mustard or wasabi. They are best grated and eaten raw, also commonly made into a sauce. If cooked most of the pungency goes away. The roots have a number of uses in herbal medicine. The young leaves are excellent […]

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Winter Tuber Presale Update

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Tuber season is almost in full swing. We just want to give you a quick update. It’s been a late, even mild Winter this year so far. A lot of our tuber producing plants are also 2-3 weeks late finishing. We have been harvesting tubers, cuttings and bare root fruit plants from our gardens tirelessly […]