Category Archives: Organic Gardening News

Spring photos from the gardens

Quince tree coming into leaf… .. . Ladybird on a borage plant – ladybirds are an organic gardener’s best friend as they have a huge appetite for aphids Harvesting peas – our autumn sown plants are now producing a lot … Continue reading

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Catch cropping and intercropping – a way to use garden space more efficiently

Catch-cropping is when you plant small, fast growing plants (e.g. lettuces, radishes etc) among larger plants (tomatoes, cabbages etc) and then remove them when they are ready, leaving more space for the larger plants to fully develop. Inter-cropping is when … Continue reading

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Wonderful Chamomile…

Words, sketch and poem by Joanne Matthews (volunteering for 6 months) Self-seeding Chamomlie picked from Sunseeds gardens – Can be made into a tea, cold-tea lotion, moisturizer or soap. Has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Can be used for lightening fairhair, … Continue reading

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Alfalfa green manure – benefits for the garden

Alfalfa is a plant of the legume family (also including clover, peas, beans etc), and as such forms a special relationship with bacteria that live in its roots. The relationship is symbiotic, which means that both the plant and the … Continue reading

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Organic Gardens Assistant needed

We are currently looking for an Organic Gardens Assistant. See job description below. Please contact Fred at organic.garden@sunseed.org.uk if you are interested. Organic Gardens Assistant Job Description Background Specific techniques in horticulture are required to work the terraced system, irrigated … Continue reading

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Taxonomy workshop in the vegetable garden

This week the volunteers got introduced to the wonderful world of Plant Taxonomy by the Organic Garden Team who give free tours on this and many more subjects as well!          

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Goodbye Rosi!

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

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Lucia´s Story

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

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Gardens: Gardens vs Wild Boars

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

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Gardens: Mychorrizal production bed

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

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