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Extreme composting?

I saw this piece on the BBC website today. The comments from 2:20 to the end amused me, particularly as it’s something I’ve joked about with my daughter. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-58587691

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No dig diary, 14th August 2021

Whilst my plans were for today to be a sowing seeds day, as it happens it turned into a bit of a compost-making day. The hedges around part of our orchard were once traditional west country “earth bank” hedges, but … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 3rd August 2021

“Looks like we’re gonna need another compost heap!” Hopefully it will sink down over the next few days, but actually given the volume of material that’s now going into these, I think starting up a third is pretty much inevitable. … Continue reading

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Testing out the Crytec chipper

I couldn’t leave it sitting around for long, so today I hooked up the chipper to the towing hitch on the tractor, locking the stand in the “up” position to stop it dragging on the ground, and towed it up … Continue reading

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A new toy for the garden

Today a new toy arrived 🙂 In a crate, even. It’s a big toy. I’ve been thinking we need a decent size shredder/chipper for a while, but couldn’t really justify the cost. We have a lot of material that’s just … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 15th July 2021

This morning I made up a temporary drying rack for the onions by laying some 15mm mesh plastic netting over a large piece of weldmesh. This is all of the onions I lifted yesterday. I think I’m going to need … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 14th July 2021

Over the last few days I’ve cut back some overgrown sycamore branches that were getting in the way and fed the smaller stuff into the shredder, the intention being to mix it with grass clippings as I’m running a bit … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 11th July 2021

Today my daughter and I shredded another trailer and a half of sycamore before rain stopped play. I reckon there are about three trailer loads left of what I cut yesterday, but that will have to wait for another time. … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 10th July 2021

I’m hoping to lift most of my onions tomorrow, but I’m not sure there will be time. Today I have been playing with the “chainsaw onna stick” trimming back some of the overhanging sycamore and now have huge piles of … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 20th June 2021

I managed to earth up the potatoes today, but other jobs then got in the way of me doing much else. The only other garden-related thing I’ve done is emptying a pile of the remains of old beehive frames that … Continue reading

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