December 2017 trial results, storing veg for winter, compost mulches, no dig success and winning awards

30th November 2017 Winter

There is just some kale and mustard leaves to harvest on the beds comparing growth between dig and no dig. Total harvests in 2017 are 103.9kg dig and 119.7kg no dig: each bed is 1.5 x 5m/5x16ft, see

November 17 mulching, sow garlic & beans, no dig international, storing veg, winter salads

30th October 2017 Autumn

There are many lovely harvests to make in November, and much to learn from how things have grown this year. The main sowing is broad beans, from now in colder areas until mid or late November in south

October mid month – chilli & tomato plants overwinter, new bed no dig, winter salads, harvests now, saving basil seed

16th October 2017 Autumn

We have been clearing and planting under cover, making many harvests and filming for videos plus TV. I enjoyed working with the makers of Croatian programme Vrtlarica, about healthy living and food gr

October 2017, trial results of no rotation & no dig, autumn harvests, polytunnel cropping, sauerkraut

1st October 2017 Autumn

Vegetables and apples are maturing ahead of normal. This makes some harvests for winter storage more difficult, such as hearted cabbages that are already fully developed and need cutting, in the warmt

Sept. update sow winter salad, harvest seed, rotation, two failures

11th September 2016 Autumn

At Homeacres, the first ten days of September were a gardener’s dream. Summer warmth continuing, of (average) 14C 57F by night and 21C 70F by day, also with 47mm (1.9in) rain falling onto dry soil.

June 2016 no dig, fertility boosts, summer sowing and harvests, making compost, events

1st June 2016 Summer

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 al

Mid-Oct ’15 veg no dig

15th October 2015 Autumn

It is full-on autumn now, the season of important harvests and of final plantings before winter. Some of the visitors to my garden in the last two weeks  have expressed surprise that beds are still f