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Full Circle

Full Circle

This week – a tale of serendipity. I ran out of my favourite Borlotti bean seed. Then I remembered my friend Di, who took over my allotment when I left Trowse, grows them every year from seed I gave her. So I asked her to return the favour. Nearly all ...

Black Lives Matter

Remember the story about my Dad and how I’d bought an orange tree in memory of him. What I omitted to tell you was his work and consequently our lives were very much bound up with colonialism and the exploitation of people – black people. Dad was working class grammar ...
Garlic disaster

Garlic disaster

UPDATE: It turns out it may be isn’t my fault after all – a professional grower friend tells me that my garlic have, most probably, white onion rot. It’s stays in the soil for up to 20 years… ================================= I’m so disappointed with myself. I should have harvested my garlic ...
Heaven Sent Help

Heaven Sent Help

I was feeling really overwhelmed last week. I have so many pot and module sown plants that are bursting out of their containers desperate to get into the ground. Two weeks ago it was the cold weather and strong winds that made me hold off. Now it’s my physical limitations ...
Heritage beans

Heritage beans

Today, according to my biodynamic app, is a good day for fruiting plants like beans, peas, squash and courgettes. I’d been holding off sowing my bean collection for fear of young plants being hit by late frosts in May. And I’m glad I did as the cold front has arrived ...
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