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February 1, 2023
February 2023 vegetable garden advice

In the UK, we’re just having a few days of milder weather. It’s tempting to sow some seeds! Experience though has taught me to wait, play the averages and increase my chances of success. Do other jobs such as mixing some potting compost, as in my new video.

By the middle of February, days are quite a bit longer. The extra sun strength means that undercover structures warm up more by day, and for longer.

Even then I still use house warmth for germinating seeds! Because of the nighttime temperatures being so much higher in my house than out in the garden, even in the greenhouse or polytunnel.

See my advice for February in this newsletter, which you can subscribe to on the homepage and receive directly to your inbox. It has tips on making new beds, different types of compost, storing vegetables, and all my news plus upcoming events.

The photos below are from my trials page. It has a lot of harvester results for every year, and includes this microscope analysis of the dig, and no dig beds which are side-by-side. Do have a look at that page for more details about the trial.

Dig bed October 2021, shows few macro-aggregates or microbial volume or diversity
Dig bed October 2021, shows few macro-aggregates or microbial volume or diversity, x 400 by Eddie Bailey
x 400 microscope analysis of dig left no dig right with aggregation of no dig making better resistance to erosion, less unbound material, by Kate Solbakk of Norway September 2019
x 400 microscope analysis of dig left no dig right with aggregation of no dig making better structure, aeration and resistance to erosion, less unbound material, by Kate Solbakk of Norway September 2019
No dig bed October 2021 found a diatom with testate amoeba to its upper left - note humic-fulvic aggregates, x 400 by Eddie Bailey
No dig bed October 2021 found a diatom with testate amoeba to its upper left – note humic-fulvic aggregates, x 400 by Eddie Bailey

Remember that you can subscribe to my weekly email, sent out every Friday morning. It has reminders about what you can sow plant, how to look after your plants, what you might be harvesting now, and whatever else is useful advice for the season. Also, there is Anna’s contribution, she is still in her first year of growing, after making beds last March.

Plus we have contributions from you! Anybody who wants to share stories about their no dig growing.

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