|Sad looking rhubarb|
- Broad Beans - At the very first planting day hundreds of broad bean seeds were planted as nitrogen fixers and as a ‘green manure’ crop. Many of these plants will be shortly chopped down, as they are flowering, and added to the soil (by both digging in and some as a mulch).
|Digging in broad beans - October 2011|
- Manure – well rotted cow manure has been added to the bed and Dynamic Lifter has been added as fruit trees and fruiting plants are put into the ground.
- Worm Tunnels – Charlie is leading an experiment with in-garden-bed composting worm tunnels.
- Organic Matter – We are going to ‘bury’ a mass of green waste, no-dig garden bed style, in some areas of the garden to build the organic matter in the soil and encourage soil life. Stay tuned to find out how this goes!
- Mulching – we were lucky to score some hay bales which have, along with some pea-straw, been laid as mulch to help prevent weeds, reduce evaporation and to add organic matter to the soil as it decomposes.