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Welcome to the site, the first in the UK to provide independent advice to organic gardeners. Our aim is to encourage and support organic gardeners to grow fruit and vegetables in even the smallest space.
We have a new garden
We have Just taken over a plot on the edge of a large herbaceous garden. There is a new page to record progress and show the techniques we use. Again, we will be using no-dig raised beds and soil treatments to maximise yields.
The old garden
This was our garden from 2003-2013. There were 10 raised beds 4.5m x 1.2m wide and 6 beds 3.5m x 1.2m. The long bed by the wall was for Asparagus. Later blocks of 1m square beds were added for trials. On the left of the photograph is a fruit cage which contained currents, gooseberries, raspberries and blueberries. The small area over the wall at the bottom of the garden became an apple orchard. The area in the foreground was used to grow Comfrey to make fertiliser.
Although there was lots of space we also ran trials of single crops in square metre beds with amazing results. See this page for more information.
Dig (or not!) for victory
Why? Because we like growing veg and because there is only 2-3 days of fresh food in the supply chain. Recent news items have shown the panic around ensuring a regular supply from the rest of Europe. Most of all the effects of climate change are affecting food production, we must grow more at home; we need another Dig for Victory campaign.
But, you need never dig your plot in fact it can do more harm than good. See this page to see how to make a quick and easy no dig garden.
We hope you find the information here useful and that it helps you to enjoy your organic food gardening. If there is anything that you would like to see here, or if you have any comments about the site, or find a broken link, please email us