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Emergence

Spring has just made itself feel blatantly apparent – by having summer jump up today. You never know exactly what you’re in for during spring. So far we’ve had wind, sunshine, days of eternal optimism, moments of wondering how it all fits together and many many occasions of feeling so incredibly lucky to be right here right now.

Plenty of workshops on the grow…

Loads of lovely feedback from people just wanting to get the basics on how to get started on the edible garden adventure. We’re doing plenty of trials ourselves – seeing what works direct sown and what we can start indoors. Patience is key and a skill to be learnt !

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Thank you Kelly for this gorgeous shot – I’d like to think this is how gardening always is, there’s certainly a whole lot of just getting stuck in.

Look after your soil and it will look after you. Don’t forget to stay hydrated and the garden too – very tricky to grow with out water!

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Start with what you’ve got and K.I.S.S.

We’ve all heard it before – just start with what you’ve got. Gardens are good for that, but the advice misses a step. Look at what you’ve got first.

How much sunshine does the place I want to grow have? How do I got water there? Can I dig into the ground ? Do I have any idea what’s been there before ? Maybe I’m better off starting with pots. How much time do I want to give the project ?

Maybe watching seeds grow into sprouts to throw into a salad is best. Maybe a pot of herbs. Thing with container growing is that because there’s not loads of soil, they tend to dry out quickly in the warmer months. Keep a eye on it through and manage it, no problems.IMG_9173

This happy snap of pots some years back was my first ever garden. Note the mulch to regulate soil temperature and to combat moisture loss. Northfacing space, so it was bathed in light all day. Edged area to keep the grass out of the pots.

And the K.I.S.S. ? Keep It Simple Silly. As a self taught gardener of only a few years, there’s gold in those words. Learn as you grow, take notes, read and visit.

Min thing is to enjoy the adventure of growing an edible garden.