Making Compost At Home

Making Compost At Home

If you want to farm your garden, making compost at home will enable you to produce larger and higher quality crops for free. Home composting isn’t difficult. You can do it using a compost heap or, if you want to keep things a bit tidier, with a compost bin. You...
Our Progress So Far

Our Progress So Far

Now that we have been trying to grow food in the garden for a few months, we have started to get some results. Here is a picture of the main growing area as of the 19th June 2020: In this image the crops have been labelled so that you can see what everything is:...
Growing Broad Beans

Growing Broad Beans

Broad beans are very nutritious and go well with many dishes so we decided to grow some in the front garden. They are easy to grow and we decided to grow them straight from seed. We planted them in diagonal rows about half a metre apart and with a space of about 25...
Growing Herbs

Growing Herbs

I decided to use some of the space in our back garden to grow culinary herbs like thyme, basil, parsley, mint, majoram, oregano and dill for use in herbal teas and meals. Also, herb plants look and smell nice and deter certain insects which can be a nuisance when...
Growing Potatoes in Beds

Growing Potatoes in Beds

We’re trying to grow our own potaotes from home. In addition to planting some first early potatoes in bags in the back garden we have planted some 2nd early seed potatoes in rows in the front garden. We planted the seed potatoes at a depth of about 15cm, in rows...
Growing Potatoes in Bags

Growing Potatoes in Bags

In addition to growing potatoes in beds you can use bags. We set up a few bags in the back garden and planted some first early and second early potatoes. This is the method we used: Place about 4 inches of compost in each bag. Place about 4 seed potatoes, evenly...
Starting To Farm Our Garden

Starting To Farm Our Garden

We’ve just started trying to turn our garden into a source of food instead of a car area and lawn. Although we’ve not managed to grow anything yet, we have dug an area ready to grow some vegetables. Here is a picture of the patch of earth along with a few flagstones I...

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