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Thank you Charles,helpful as ever. As you suggest I’ll be more careful next year,but it has worked before.I know we have field mice,other folk catch many,and I had to deal with rats in my shed two years ago. Your book sounds wonderful,I’ve ordered a copy expecting to be just as thrilled as you.
I Shall be interestsd to read the replies to this .Something has eaten the carrot roots I left in the ground ,Leaving the tops untouched. Don Woolley
Further to the suggestion that Charles made to experiment, I notice that the Organic
Gardening catalogue for 2012 features Grochar on their outside back cover. I assume this is the same stuff. Don Woolley
Yes Stevie But exactly how ?
Thanks for your contribution Stevie. I have read all that you say on the internet.I am now interested to know how to proceed practically Don.
Thanks for your reply Charles.I know how to make charcoal,but It seems to me that Biochar is a much more complicated process.I think the vegetable mass has to smoulder at a lower temp. with little air. By all accounts it is however an ancient process. I’ll look for a purchase source, for any experiments Don Woolley
I have tried the suggestions for the last few days ,and find that probing with my old carving knife works well on land that has been walked over too much during sunny April,while probing with my fingers on untrod parts is much more satisfying ,especially when I am able to ‘walk’ my fingers down the root to wrench a longer piece
Thanks again to you both for the suggestions
Thanks Charles and Pete for those two helpful replies I’ll be persistent with it as suggested ,and it is no real bother, apart from the affront Don
A general comment. I have several of the round plastic bins.One is a Rotol bin,the type that Jim Hay used and suggested in his book Vegetables Naturally.It has a rather steep conical shape and easily , and consistently, out performs all the others
I too have seen Charle’s garden and don’t think any weed dare show it’s head there let alone seed ! !Don Woolley
Delivered to our allotment in Warwick,we pay Â£ 40 for a large
trailer load Sarah Hope that helps
Is it possible that not digging encourages mares tail ?
I have not dug my allotment for many years now.In the last two years M.T. has caught up with me but seems to be leaving neighbouring ,dug plots, largely alone