Projects

Micro Food Forest 1.5 Years Old

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This micro food forest came into existence by accident! We had some compost and leaf mould left over from a project and decided to turn this unused corner of our land into a productive zero maintenance space. In this small 2×2 meter area we planted a fig tree, an apple, a peach and a persimmon […]

Videos

Which Strawberry is the best? 12 Varieties in Quick Review

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Strawberries are the first of many berries we are enjoying from our garden in early Summer. In this video we’re briefly reviewing 12 different varieties and i’ll be talking about cropping, flavour and how early they’re producing runners. There is one variety we’ve had for 11 years now. We’ve been bringing it with us from […]

Videos

What is the Worst Weed of All Time?

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What’s the worse weed in your opinion? Let us know in the comments on youtube or facebook! I believe we have found a new contender. 😀 Pioneering weeds are natures repair mechanism, for example tap rooted plants are good at breaking up and draining the soil. A lot plants are considered weeds because they spread […]

Videos

No Dig Stone Wall Garden Update 5 weeks after planting

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Only 5 weeks ago we planted a number of vegetables in our new no dig garden along a south facing stone wall built in the early 18th century. This is a video update from our previous video on how we made this garden. We will see how the common vegetables such as broccoli, onions, potatoes, […]

Projects

Starting a No Dig Garden – Vol.2 Cardboard and Compost

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We’re really getting started on our new No Dig garden now! In this video we are going to talk about cardboard and showing you how we lay it down. It makes all the difference when it comes to smothering vigorous grasses and weeds, giving your future self more time for planting, harvesting and enjoying your […]

Projects

Starting a No Dig Garden – Vol.1 Ground Preparation

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There are a lot of considerations when starting a garden, in particular a productive vegetable garden. Why no dig? Many reasons such as keeping the original soil structure for better drainage, temperature and UV protection by mulching either with compost or woodchips. And of course lets not forget about the soil life which turns nutrients […]

Videos

How To Make Compost Tea from Nettles and Comfrey

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Just as nettle tea is good for you, it is also good for your plants! In this video we’ll show you how simply it is to make your own liquid feriliser using leaves off plants with deep roots. This allows them to reach minerals that your cultivated plants may never be able to access. Comfrey […]

Mini Projects

The Making of a No Dig Veg Garden

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Here’s a brief video on how we set up our newest no dig garden on a south facing stone wall from the 1830’s. Long term the plan is to plant heat loving fruits such as figs, grapes and hardy kiwis along the wall. We planted corn, broccoli, broad beans, carrots, onion sets, rocket salad, radishes, […]