Life at Sunseed – Rabbiya Naveed At the first glimpse, Sunseed appears like a rather ordinary not-so-well maintained place. At Sunseed, we bake our own bread and jams, harvest our own crops, use seasonal fruits only, exploit the solar energy, use … Continue reading
This week we have had to say goodbye to Rosi. It has been two years since she first came as a volunteer. She then went on to be Gardens Assistant for a year and a half. We are all going … Continue reading
Today we will finish completely the roof of the detached kitchen we’ve been restoring during this last year
I guess you people are expecting a long recounting of all the things that happened to me during my six month stay, some sort of big walk down Memory Lane, but I won’t do that. I’m going to tell you … Continue reading
We had a shortage of loading devices in the project so we prepared these weird wheelbarrows that can carry our compost to places difficult to reach with a normal wheelbarrow. We used a half barrel that was discarded from the … Continue reading
A little while ago, on a chilly Wednesday morning, we ventured down to the (not-so-)New Land to work on the polytunnel. Looking over the area, something seemed amiss. The beds looked in disarray. The boars had gatecrashed our gardens once … Continue reading
Mychorrizas are a type of fungus which form a symbiotic relationship with many plants. The fungi partly live inside the plant’s roots and partly in the soil. The plant provides the fungus with sugars and other products of photosynthesis, and … Continue reading
Today we harvested 17 kilos of luscious produce from the gardens. A variety of veggies: purple carrots; peas; beans; broccoli; spinach; spring onions; romanesco; purple and golden beetroot; corinander mizuna; lettuce and komatsuna.
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After restoring a stonewall in the Arboretum, it remained a clear area where we have recently planted Mediterranean plants. We have planted one Pistacia lentiscus (Mastic) that it can be found in north facing slopes and close to gullies around … Continue reading
A hotbed is a traditional method of using heat produced by decomposing organic material, such as manure or compost, to start seedlings off early in spring while it is still cold outside. There are various different ways to make a … Continue reading