Category Archives: salad

key hole gardening

I saw a keyhole garden using woven willow to plant turnips, salad, marigolds, peas and beans. Composting seems to be the key to a keyhole system. Traditionally used in Africa as a method of planting without having to step on … Continue reading

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Pollinator Friendly Gardening: the essentials

All seasons Try to build up a garden that offers pollen and nectar to hungry foragers throughout the growing year.  Honey bees are inactive at temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius whilst other bees are found foraging in very early spring. … Continue reading

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Hairy bitter cress

Although invasive as a creeping ground crop, hairy bitter cress is a tasty if bitter salad crop of the mustard family. Perhaps not the most appetising of green leaves, it is a useful overwintering evergreen perennial salad crop. And with … Continue reading

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