allium leaf miner; allium leaf minor; leak disease

Allium leaf miner - tracking the progress of this new pest

If you have grown leeks in the last few years, you may have noticed a relatively new pest on the scene. The leaves twist, the plants distort, then if you are unlucky, they collapse leaving debris infested with small creamy maggots and brown pupae. It is all quite demoralising, watching this happen, when leeks used to be a relatively easy crop to grow through the winter. The pest is allium leaf miner, and was first sited in the Midlands in 2002.

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Proposed Agricultural Bill post-Brexit

A new Agriculture Bill has been presented to parliament - in response to Brexit. This bill could shape the future of farming, and our countryside, for future generations. Sadly, there appears no recognition of the importance of organic growing.

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One man and his organic plot - October 2018

One man & his organic plot - October 2018

Chris has had an adventurous summer with lots going on and in that time attended 14 flower shows as well as an incredible trip to Japan! However as the first tinges of autumn start to set in, Chris is starting to think about his plans for the winter period.
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Vinceremos - a partnership of exceptional vintage

A partnership of exceptional vintage

This year, Garden Organic and Vinceremos Organic Wines will have worked together for 30 years. To mark the occasion, Hannah Rogers chatted to Jem Gardener, Owner and Managing Director of Vinceremos, to find out more about the UK’s longest established organic wine specialist.

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Important update on Ryton Gardens - September 2018

In September last year we announced that the Garden Organic Board of Trustees had decided to review options for the whole Ryton site, including the land and buildings beyond the gardens, which might release the charity from the financial pressures of owning and managing the site. These pressures were increasingly restricting the charity’s ability to fulfil its principal charitable aims.

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naturally good food, wholefood, organic food, gluten free food, garden organic

Garden Organic team up with Naturally Good Food

We’re pleased to announce a new partnership with Naturally Good Food - the online wholefoods, organic and 'free from' specialists! From their eco-base in the deep green Warwickshire countryside, Naturally Good Food send the world’s best and healthiest foods all over Europe and beyond.

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Peter Melchett- one of the organic movement's leading voices

Garden Organic would like to echo the tributes made to organic campaigner, Peter Melchett, who died last week.

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cumbria master composters, home composting

Calling all Cumbrian Composters!

Garden Organic, the national charity for organic growing, is thrilled to be expanding its nationally recognised volunteer Master Composter programme in Cumbria thanks to funding from Cumbria County Council.  The Master Composter programme is part of the council’s strategy to reduce the burden of waste from the county, by teaching more people how to compost their own waste at home.

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organic growing, organic growing course, organic gardening course, certificate in organic horticulture

Places available for Certificate in Organic Horticulture, last chance to sign up!

Following a successful first year, horticultural education and training experts, The BEST in Horticulture Group will be running their Certificate in Organic Horticulture again, starting this autumn.

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Heritage Seed Library on BBC Gardeners World tonight!

Heritage Seed Library features on BBC Gardeners World

Thursday's episode of BBC Gardeners World included a feature on our Seed Guardian Adam Alexander and his role preserving heritage veg through the Heritage Seed Library.

Viewers were able to share in Adam's passion of saving seeds, and got a glimpse of his productive growing area.

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