No-Dig Gardening by Dave Hamilton

Yazan: Dave | 08 May 2012 | 2 Comments
Categories: Outdoors, The soil, The vegetable patch

The following article first appeared in ‘Grow your own’ magazine back in February as part of my ‘Theory Behind…’ series. In traditional gardening and farming, land is weeded and/or cleared of crops before a soil improver such as compost and/or manure is dug or ploughed into the soil to improve the soil structure, aerate the […]

Peat-Free Seed Sowing by Emma Cooper

Yazan: Dave | 13 February 2012 | 2 Comments
Categories: Outdoors, The soil, The vegetable patch

In the first of our series of guest bloggers Emma Cooper writer, gardener and podcaster, talks about  peat free seed sowing. We have reached the time of year when kitchen gardeners everywhere start sowing seeds – the race seems to be on to see who can sow their tomatoes, peppers and aubergines first. Unless you’re […]

Composting by Andy Hamilton

Yazan: Andy Hamilton | 28 October 2009 | No Comments
Categories: Outdoors, The soil

If you are going to grow organically then composting should be one of your number one priorities. Much of the compost that is bought from garden centres comes from non renewable peat bogs and, as such, we at selfsufficientish are against the use of it. Compost Bins I have three compost bins: one that I […]


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