News

New report explores the risks of a disrupted nitrogen cycle

The Soil Association has launched a new report: Fixing Nitrogen, exploring the risks a disrupted nitrogen cycle poses to our future, tackling big unanswered questions and presenting solutions that could fix the nitrogen problem.

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Frugal Gardening

Preparing for Autumn

It's an easy trap to fall into, to just focus on summer produce and forget about production for the winter. It is always better to be looking forward rather than dwelling too long on our achievements, so hopefully, with our eight raised beds and glasshouse, we are reasonably well-prepared.

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Will it be a world record?

Lucy's latest 'On the allotment' blog describes how the sunflowers on her plot have exceeded her expectations of having one or two flowers. Will her thirteen headed sunflower be a world record?

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Inspiring the next generation...

Lucy has realised that her attitude to growing has changed over time...
Join Lucy this week as she reflects on how her approach to teaching and inspiring her children to grow on the allotment.

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Making use of home-grown crops

This week Lucy is bursting with pride as she plates up her first full home-grown salad, and shares her brilliant solution to her never-ending supply of courgettes!

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Frugal Gardening

A few experiments and discoveries

Join Anton for another mixed bag of organic curiosities this week and find out why he may have some fessing up to do to...

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Keeping up momentum

Lucy is pleased with how her allotment is looking, especially with all the delicious rewards her and the family are reaping. However, there is no time to relax as Lucy has got to keep up the momentum if she wants any winter produce...

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Frugal Gardening

Success, learning and excitement

This week Anton shares some exciting discoveries, successes and tales of the four horsemen of the cucopalypse ...

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The Organic Gardening Podcast summer special

In our summer special podcast, listen to Chris chatting with his old friend Mark Diacono. Mark is perhaps best known for his work at River Cottage, busy growing organic produce for the chefs and tv crews. He has a few tales to tell about working for demanding media types!

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Heritage Seed Library search for seed guardians

Our Heritage Seed Library needs you! Despite a challenging start to the year, the Heritage Seed Library team has been working hard to try to make up for lost time.
They're on the lookout for more Seed Guardians, do you have what it takes?

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