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Online since 1996
Welcome to the site, the first UK organic gardening site. We are here to encourage and support gardeners to grow organic fruit and vegetables in even the smallest space.
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 right of the photograph is a fruit cage which contained currents, gooseberries, raspberries and blueberries. Top centre is the polytunnel and solar powered water storage (4000Ltrs) and irrigation system.
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 email@example.com