Monthly Archives: March 2013

Compost restores optimism

It’s grey, it’s cold, the temperatures haven’t got above 5C in the last few days and it’s already March. We should be out there enjoying the longer evening light, but it’s freezing – literally. This is wrong, this is depressing … Continue reading

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And climbing courgettes

Our raised beds have filled up quickly. The Harvest raspberries have taken over the sun-shade middle bed, our sunny bed is occupied with leeks and onions, leaving only a small space for climbing beans this summer. Strawberries have established in … Continue reading

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How come we’ve neglected carrots? The Raised Bed Gardener says carrots are ideal for containers and raised beds, they suit cooler climates, seed can be sown in containers at least 20cm deep  or raised beds in early March, they can be … Continue reading

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Gardening in a gale, singing in the rain

  Big Dig Saturday March 16th at 11am was probably the maddest time to be out gardening. Icy rain, 33mph blustery winds, the garden paths turning to mud: but as Mary tweeted, ‘it’s not about poor weather, just poor choice … Continue reading

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Big Dig Day Saturday 16 March

It’s Big Dig Day on Saturday 16th March. To celebrate the national campaign to get more people involved in community food growing, we’ll be open between 11am and 2.00pm. Click here for Brighton Big Dig flyer. More on Big Dig … Continue reading

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At last – the season begins

At last, it looks like the gardening season can begin. It was around 8C this afternoon, though colder when I came in at 6pm. But no rain, no icy wind and no snow. We’re already the beginning of March and … Continue reading

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