Mid February, season change

14th February 2016 Winter

Its been so mild this winter, so far, and now when the sowing green light appears, so do frosts! However the light levels are improving fast and under glass or polythene this means warmth by day. All

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Midwinter update January 22nd

22nd January 2016 Winter

Winter’s brief appearance and disappearance,  rabbits arrive, raising beds (or not), aerating compost with a metal corkscrew, root veg for winter abundance,  more on potting composts and peat

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January 2016 new growing year

30th December 2015 Winter

WEATHER CHECK December was extraordinarily warm and especially by night, with no frost at all. So Brussels sprouts and leeks are cropping well, I am picking early purple sprouting, weeds are germinati

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Christmas 2015, no dig veg growing

15th December 2015 Winter

The taste of home-grown Brussels sprouts, they are just so delicious!! and they look beautiful both in the garden and on the plate. For us they are a culinary highlight of the winter and this year, al

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Veg growing December ’15

29th November 2015 Winter

Another mild month is ending, in fact its been the warmest ever November here, also the dullest. Going forwards its looking like a stormy and mild December to come. Temperatures are high enough for ne

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Feb 2015 early sowings
Feb 2015 early sowings

15th February 2015 Winter

What to sow now, some into modules and some in trays for pricking out, seeds or sets for onions,  preparing no dig beds for planting, winter veg to eat now, winter salads, a shed for Homeacres compos

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February 2015
February 2015

29th January 2015 Winter

Composts for propagating, watering tips, spring salads, updates on another trial and mustard green manure

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Mid January 2015
Mid January 2015

10th January 2015 Winter

Keep clearing, mulching, preparing, no sowing yet

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January 2015
January 2015

31st December 2014 Winter

Coping with winter and a look back at the weather of 2014

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Mid-December 2014
Mid-December 2014

14th December 2014 Winter

Mid-December updates, preparing at Homeacres for 2015.

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December 2014
December 2014

1st December 2014 Winter

I compare the year’s yields of Homeacres’ experiments with dug and undug beds, show how to judge the quality of compost and manure, catch up on winter growth and maintenance at Homeacres a

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February 2014
February 2014

16th February 2014 Winter

A look at Homeacres in February 2014.

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