grow your own


The weather has been difficult but manageable, apart from damage to climbing beans. Leafy crops have enjoyed the rain and lack of sun more than fruiting ones. However September’s second half looks quiet and perhaps warmer, as often happens. It’s time to make last salad sowings, and some exciting harvests.

September update: protect veg, when to harvest, growth examples by ...


Organised by the flower growers at Blooming Green Farm: Jennifer Stuart Smith and her cousin Bek. Blooming Green grow flowers for weddings, events, arrangements and pick your own. They are organically grown, and no dig. Dishes in the vegetarian lunch include: Beetroot and Horseradish Quail Scotch Eggs Asparagus, Mozzarella and Thyme […]

Talk and gourmet vegetable lunch at Blooming Green nr. Maidstone, ...


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A question from my inbox: “I’ve not seen mentioned how Charles continues to keep his gardens thriving. Is it just adding more compost? Does he fertilize?” The answer is no fertilisers one application of compost, mostly in early winter. Compost is soil food, storing nutrients until plants ask for them, […]

July update, potato and onion harvests, compost quality, saving seed, ...



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Despite a dry May (just 17.9mm here in May’s last 3 weeks), plants have sprung out of the ground like unleashing coils, with warmth complementing the long hours of daylight. The photos say it all, such as potatoes invisible on May 4th after frosts, then abundant by May 30th. In […]

June 2016 no dig, fertility boosts, summer sowing and harvests, ...