Three months of growing and you can see the alternating rings of new and full moons, such a nice ebb and flow,
June 2022 first summer harvests, new book, compost value, result of saving beetroot seed, wood affecting growth

31st May 2022 Featured, Summer

Summer is underway with tasty beetroot, broad beans, new cabbage and broccoli, carrots and more. It’s a top time for making a lot of compost too. Below I show the rewards of seed saving. and the

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Mid May 22 many new plantings, make lots of compost, my trials of propagation and other composts

15th May 2022 Featured, Spring

A brief update at a busy time of remarkable growth. No dig is a huge help in keeping up to date, most notably because there are fewer weeds to deal with. Nonetheless remove any new weed growth you see

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Homeacres no dig drone view 30th April
May 2022 new plantings, harvests more rare, many sowings in May, no dig allotment, companion and inter planting

29th April 2022 Featured, Spring, Uncategorized

It’s a third consecutive year of April being very dry. In fact since 17th March we have had just 24mm rain (an inch). We need to give more water than usual, especially to new transplants and sal

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Mid March and it's 25 days since we transplanted these lovely lettuce.
Mid April 2022 sowing, planting, effects of covers, frost and pest damage, spring specials, no dig mulching, and storing vegetables

16th April 2022 Featured, Spring

Spring is rushing in. I hope you enjoy my tips from Homeacres, and a look at what we are up to. The featured photo is morning of 16th March, the lettuce cover briefly removed We have started an offer

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Purple Dream tulips in their second year, spinach behind was transplanted August, broccoli to right
April 2022 plant raising, how to transplant, using covers, no dig fun, compost, salads, beautiful food, NEW weekly advice

29th March 2022 Featured, Spring

Spring is here, in its usual stop start fashion. If you still have snow, may it melt soon. Be prepared for frost in many areas, and do not rush to sow plants which need warmth. For example I sow cucum

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No dig bed prep is simply a light rake before sowing
March 2022 mega – no dig and timings, bed prep, new trays, new bargain bundle, varied germination, compost and compost confusions

10th March 2022 Featured, Spring

The second half of March sees much more sowing, planting, raking and weeding outside, than at any time since late summer. I’m sorry though that you may be reading this with snow on the ground in

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After four hours of doing this, I'm happy with the result and we are checking the level
Almost-spring late February, wind and weather, sow and plan, heat for plant raising, new no dig, woodchip

19th February 2022 Featured, Winter

January was sunny and calm, February has been dramatic and especially with recent high wind. Nearby at Yeovilton there was a 72mph gust at 1pm on 18th (Storm Eunice), and I’m grateful that the d

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Beds of the Three Strip Trial, see below
February 2022 how and when to sow, compost for no dig, trial results, mesofauna, pond creation

27th January 2022 Featured, Winter

Slowly the energy rises in February. I love the feeling of growth stirring, but be patient before making first sowings. I wait until mid February, then sow under cover radish and turnip multisown, let

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The same plants 25 days later on 28th December, and you can see how they have grown even during winter
January 2022 no dig so easy, trial results, winter growth and new shoots

29th December 2021 Featured, Uncategorized, Winter

No dig gardening and farming are easier because soil can “soak up” the extremes of weather. For example by draining freely, as in the German floods of July this year, and by holding moistu

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December 2021 feed soil life, new no dig, 50% discounts, new wallchart, broad bean planting, events

23rd November 2021 Featured, Winter

The wonderful and life-increasing jobs of early winter, if you have not already done them, are to feed soil organisms with mulches of organic matter on the surface. We are using 2.5cm (measure after i

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November 2021 make compost, sow broad beans, soil and compost biology and weed mulch, clean brassicas

28th October 2021 Autumn, Featured

The change of clocks is matching a change of weather, and in both senses it’s now wintry more than autumnal. Follow my tips below for a last few sowings, making more and better compost, and enjo

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Charles removing broccoli lower leaves
October 2021 Autumn arrives with transplanting more vegetables, seed saving, mulching weeds in asparagus, saving time

3rd October 2021 Autumn, Featured

  September was lovely here, with gentle weather and abundant growth. We have continued to transplant outside, including spinach, spring onions, mustards, chervil and spring cabbage. In the green

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