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Biodiversity day – a diverse salad

Salad from the garden on biodiversity day, 22 May, 2016 We ate this green salad – we have one of these most days in the growing season.  The ingredients vary. Some are cultivated, some are edible weeds (you do need … Continue reading

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Making comfrey liquid feed without the smell.

I grow tomatoes every summer. I have always used organic methods which involve a high potassium feed made from Comfrey leaves. Well in fact I’ve found that Blue Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens sometimes called Green Alkanet or Bugloss), which grows prolifically … Continue reading

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Uncommon fruits

I’ve written before about achocha (scroll down to the bit about the beard and the achocha), a ‘lost crop of the Incas’, also called caigua.  I think ‘achocha’ maybe comes from the Aymara and ‘caigua’ from the Quechua.  At least … Continue reading

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