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Permaculture Strawberries - and REAL Blog coming soon!

Posted by Sally Woods-Bryan on Monday, June 11, 2012, In : Self-sufficiency - in the garden - cider-making 

Last year we spent not enough time in the garden, due to her indoors spending far too much time studying. It got out of hand. Stuff found its niche. The strawberries in particular spread. Everywhere. All over a south-facing patch of the walled garden that was otherwise occupied by creeping buttercups, the mainstay in our Normandy meadows at this time of year.
We had tried unsuccessfully to grow strawberries in other parts of the garden, possibly less south-facing, possibly slightly damper, po...

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Earth Day Efforts in Normandy!

Posted by Sally Woods-Bryan on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : Self-sufficiency - in the garden - cider-making 
Well, we did our bit for Earth Day on 22nd April, and got Very Earthy indeed, muddy even, in our re-rotavated but still rather sticky and heavy patch!

So, here is the first planting of the year, with a bunch of brassicas (Romanesco and caulis) and some tender Appia lettuce seedlings artfully arranged around the outside of the first bed, prior to interior planting of beans and peas ... 

We will hopefully try to protect the lettuce from our voracious Normandy slug population with some organic so...
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