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by Balkep
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: The Amazing Hazel - The Essential Guide to Everything you need to know about Hazels
Replies: 2
Views: 395

The Amazing Hazel - The Essential Guide to Everything you need to know about Hazels

Hazel is a multi purpose champion of a plant that is super easy to grow, produces delicious nuts, pliable wood that can be crafted into a variety of products, provides early fodder for bees and an encouraging spectacle when flowering during the mid winter. What more can I say.... a plant so good peo...
by Balkep
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Regenerative Landscape Design Course
Replies: 0
Views: 601

Regenerative Landscape Design Course

We've a great course lined up for late summer. You'll be working in small teams of 4 - 6 people to survey and design real plots of land and in larger groups to carry out practicals such as earthworks and wildlife pond building. With a good balance of field work, hands-on practicals and theory and ex...
by Balkep
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Regenerative Landscape Design Course
Replies: 0
Views: 663

Regenerative Landscape Design Course

Hi All We have an excellent course lined up this summer!! and there are just 8 days to go for the early booking discount so if you're interested it's time to register. click below for details http://www.balkep.org/regenerative-landscape-design-course-june-15th---22nd.html http://www.balkep.org http:...
by Balkep
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pollination support for gardens, orchards and farms
Replies: 0
Views: 694

Pollination support for gardens, orchards and farms

Hi All We're extending our Polyculture Project to include experimental perennial polycultures. Our aim is to develop models that are low cost to establish and maintain, can produce healthy affordable nutritious food and will enhance biodiversity. To view this post with photos, illustrations and tabl...
by Balkep
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: A unique learning opportunity studying the productivity of a polyculture market garden
Replies: 0
Views: 916

A unique learning opportunity studying the productivity of a polyculture market garden

Encouraged by high yields and high levels of biodiversity that we have been recording in our home gardens we have extended our research to look at how we can provide nutritious affordable food whilst enhancing biodiversity in polyculture market gardens. We are delighted to be offering a unique oppor...
by Balkep
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polyculture Trials - Polyculture vs Block Planting
Replies: 0
Views: 690

Polyculture Trials - Polyculture vs Block Planting

We've completed the second year of our Market Garden Polyculture Study with some interesting results. This year we added a new polyculture to the trials and included a comparison between growing vegetables in a polyculture and growing them in more traditional blocks. Below you will find an overview ...
by Balkep
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Polyculture/Guild Trials - Home Garden Records
Replies: 0
Views: 4102

Polyculture/Guild Trials - Home Garden Records

Hi All, Here are the results from our polyculture/guild trials 2016 For the previous three years we have been testing the practice of growing vegetables and herbs in polycultures (or what is known as guilds within permaculture circles). We have been using our home garden for these tests and recordin...
by Balkep
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica
Replies: 3
Views: 4712

Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica

Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica Originally from Asia Minor, the fig is probably the oldest cultivated fruit in the world. There is evidence to suggest that some 10,000 years ago some of us were planting figs directly outside our caves presumably to...
by Balkep
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing Vegetables in Polycultures
Replies: 3
Views: 3978

Re: Growing Vegetables in Polycultures

Hi Russel I don't think so but it does save having to rotate crops and perhaps provides more habitat for other organisms. I'm really happy with this polyculture for home garden scale but it seems the extra time needed to maintain the polyculture at market garden scale it may not be worth it. The res...
by Balkep
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Fruit and nut cultivars for natural orchards, farms and gardens
Replies: 0
Views: 6191

Fruit and nut cultivars for natural orchards, farms and gardens

Hi All and happy Autumn :) We'll be supplying some great fruit and nut cultivars from the nursery this season. We have a small selection of Fig, Cornelian Cherry, Hazelnut and Walnut cultivars that are all well suited for natural orchards, farms and gardens. Below you can see our new cultivar web pa...
by Balkep
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Seeds for Permaculture and Forest Gardens
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: Seeds for Permaculture and Forest Gardens

Hi Green Aura It sounds like planting a windbreak would be good place to start - the following plants are wind tolerant and will grow in the conditions you have described Japanese Quince - Chaenomeles speciosa Russian Olive - Elaeagnus angustifolia Autumn Olive - Elaeagnus umbellata Siberian Pea Tre...
by Balkep
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Seeds for Permaculture and Forest Gardens
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Seeds for Permaculture and Forest Gardens

Hi All

We're offering a range of seed picked fresh this autumn from the healthiest plants in our forest gardens.

Check out our website below for more info

http://www.balkep.org/permacultureseed.html

Happy Autumn
by Balkep
Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Regenerative Landscape Design Course
Replies: 0
Views: 5011

Regenerative Landscape Design Course

We've a great course lined up for late summer. You'll be working in small teams of 4 - 6 people to survey and design real plots of land and in larger groups to carry out practicals such as earthworks and wildlife pond building. With a good balance of field work, hands-on practicals and theory and ex...
by Balkep
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Edible Ecosystem Design Course
Replies: 1
Views: 1843

Edible Ecosystem Design Course

10 days to go before the start of our Edible Ecosystem Design Course.
Feeling spontaneous? Join us for this seven day adventure in the heart of rural Bulgaria.

http://www.balkep.org/edible-ecosystem- ... ---23.html
by Balkep
Mon May 30, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Grow your own fertility
Replies: 0
Views: 6118

Grow your own fertility

Perennial Polycultures - The Biomass Belt: Fertility Without Manure We're extending the Polyculture Project to include experimental perennial polycultures on various plots of our newly acquired land. Our aim is to develop models that are low cost to establish and maintain, can produce healthy afford...

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