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A natural, safe way to get rid of slugs with neem oil
Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2009 – 8:18 | 5 Comments
A natural, safe way to get rid of slugs with neem oil

The growing season is upon us, and with it come the slugs!
If there is one pest that gardeners everywhere strive to find a solution for getting rid of, it has to be the slug.
They love …

Planting potatoes!
Monday, 30 Mar, 2009 – 11:30 | 2 Comments
Planting potatoes!

It’s not too late to plant potatoes, but many people will have them in already. We tend to run a few weeks behind everyone else over here – we have heavy clay soil which gets …

5 simple things to grow and eat
Friday, 20 Mar, 2009 – 6:00 | 6 Comments
5 simple things to grow and eat

Gardening is a great self sufficient activity. Unfortunately many people are put off through either lack of space, time or information.
Nothing beats eating home grown produce – it tastes like nothing you can ever buy, …

A natural, safe, environmentally friendly treatment for potato blight using horsetail instead of copper sulphate
Monday, 23 Feb, 2009 – 15:10 | 4 Comments
A natural, safe, environmentally friendly treatment for potato blight using horsetail instead of copper sulphate

According to recent news reports, a record 30% of organic potato farmers asked for special permission from the Soil Association to use large amounts of copper sulphate pesticides to prevent potato blight. No one really …

How to get an allotment with national allotments week
Monday, 11 Aug, 2008 – 2:04 | Comments Off on How to get an allotment with national allotments week
How to get an allotment with national allotments week

If you haven’t got a garden and fancy a bit of the self sufficient Good Life on our green and pleasant land, then this is your week to get started. It’s National Allotments Week!
National allotments …