Category Archives: cultivation

Harvesting potatoes at the Oak Tree

We have a new attachment for the tractor, a potato lifter to get the potatoes to the surface where they can be bagged ready for storage. Harvesting the potatoes was great teamwork – Frans found this fine toad which we … Continue reading

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Planting a Forest Garden at The Oak Tree

On Saturday a group of enthusiastic volunteers, including members of Transition Ipswich and the local SGI Buddhist Group, planted the first trees of The Oak Tree Forest Garden. It was a lovely day, and great fun thanks to the good … Continue reading

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Potash, Pee and Comfrey

An interesting article from Rose Prince that sums up the issues surrounding the current interest in potash in agriculture. I like her writing, she knows how to connect the big issues with the food we actually eat, and hopefully enjoy. … Continue reading

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Change in the Weather?

I wonder whether the weather is finally about to turn for the better? I need a soil temperature of 5°C to plant my clover/grass fertility building green manure mix that will cover most of the field. We’re not there yet, … Continue reading

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