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18 day compost

Today in Sunseed we will learn how to make compost in just eighteen days. This method is very useful since you will get quality, ready to use, compost in just eighteen days. First we will need to collect our different ingredients, which are greens (nitrogen rich materials such as leaves and weeds from the garden…

Blushing toms and a fresh garden team

A taster of the delights to come… These beauties are our very first tomatoes of the season, long awaited and quickly consumed! We have a whopping 9 varieties of tomatoes in the garden this year including: Black cherry, Yellow pear (pictured), Millefleur and Rose pointy (pictured). Many of these are from seeds that we were…

Adiós Fred

This week we bade farewell to our Garden Co-ordinator Fred who left us to continue his ecological adventures on a cycling trip around Andalucia and beyond, taking in other eco/gardens/community projects. Fred’s work here has been a pretty epic undertaking – turning whole new swathes of land and some existing areas from bramble-covered wildernesses into…

Garden photos… .. .

Phacelia green manure and wild poppies in flower in Far Terrace Emma with courgettes Carrot flowers Kilometre/asparagus beans and their poles! Little Gem lettuces (we have no slugs here! ….we have wild boar instead) First of the tomatoes, this variety is called Gordo (= fat in English), the seeds were saved from our best plants…

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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 of tasty pods. They are quite laborious to shell, but well worth it for a…

Chamomile pic

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, as lotion to relieve any hot, inflamed skin conditions – sunburn, hives or rashes. It…