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Liquid Compost On-Tap – How to Guide

Liquid Compost On-Tap – How to Guide

John Butterworth was so impressed by the properties and hardiness of comfrey that he built an outdoor and an indoor composter to process it. Here’s how he did it Driven by the very healthy-looking patch of comfrey growing right outside the polytunnel – still green, lush and flowering in October – I thought I’d build […]

By January 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Home Farmer Show Schedule

Home Farmer Show Schedule

This is your chance to meet and grill both the Editor and Content Manager (Paul and Ruth) face to face, or just to catch up, sign up for a subscription, buy the current issue, or get a HF goodie bag at the following events in 2016. It has been known for visitors to bring us […]

By January 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Does Volcanic Rock Dust Work?

Does Volcanic Rock Dust Work?

Numerous claims have been made about using volcanic rock dust to regenerate your soil; it is beneficial as top dressing, improving your compost as well as a good activator and accelerator and  it’s a tonic for wormeries. Members of the Inverleith Allotments were asked to share their experiences using REMIN (Scotland) volcanic rock dust to […]

By December 16, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Planning a Vegetable Plot

Planning a Vegetable Plot

Planning a vegetable plot may not get you an immediate return, but it will enable you to work with nature and enjoy many years of productive gardening. Dave Hamilton explains See also: How Much Land do you Need for Sustainable Living? Creating a Wildlife Garden The Self-sufficient Garden Small Space Gardens   Somehow a plot […]

By November 5, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Growing Heritage Vegetables

Growing Heritage Vegetables

  Jayne Neville looks at growing heritage vegetables – older varieties which offer taste and texture over shelf life and a uniform shape and suggests heritage vegetables 6 to try. See also: Saving Vegetable Seeds   Once you’ve made the decision to grown your own fruit and vegetables, you’ll want to harvest produce that is […]

By October 21, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
How to Protect Crops Over Winter

How to Protect Crops Over Winter

Dave Hamilton, author of Grow Your Food For Free (Well, Almost), and regular HF contributor shares a few of his money saving tips for how to protect crops over winter – even when they are in the ground, outside. See also Heating the Greenhouse or Polytunnel How To Winter Proof Greenhouses and Polytunnels   Sometimes […]

By September 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Terry Walton’s Guide to Growing Leeks

Terry Walton’s Guide to Growing Leeks

  Terry Walton shares his secrets for growing leeks  – easy to grow, delicious and come along when other crops are scarce making it an ideal vegetable for the kitchen garden or allotment. See also: Terry Walton’s Guide to Growing Tomatoes Terry Walton’s Germination Tip Terry Walton’s Guide to Growing Cucumbers and Courgettes Terry Walton’s […]

By September 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Organic Soil Improvement

Organic Soil Improvement

Mike Hedges of Chase Organics, producers of The Organic Gardening Catalogue   talks about organic soil improvement and answers common questions on soil improvement. I have never been a ‘non-organic’ gardener, but have encountered quite a few over the years, clinging onto a chemical ‘security blankets’ and the idea that the soil is just something that […]

By January 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

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