Category Archives: Permaculture

Tomato Blight – 4 (All Natural) Prevention Tips

The tell tale signs of tomato blight have hit us extra early this year. It doesn’t normally show until the fruit are a good size, so we can just remove the leaves and let the fruit ripen on the stem. However, … Continue reading

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Our Poultry Pasture – An Update…

I spent some time watering the plants down in the poultry pasture as it has been so dry (for Cornwall at least!) The 2 apple trees I planted back in January are in leaf and doing well. They’d been cut … Continue reading

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Our Planting Plan

The following is an ever growing list of plants we are planning to use on our plot. Chicken Forage Mulberry tree (avoid the white berried one as the fruit are insipid. Find a self fertile type that fruits for up … Continue reading

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My first ever tree planting session!

I can’t quite get over just how exciting I found planting an apple tree. Who would have thought?

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Our Permaculture Goals

When I first became interested in permaculture, I quickly became overwhelmed by the amount of land we have to play around with and the endless possibilities this brought. So, rather than being beaten into staying home and drinking tea, we decided to … Continue reading

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Our Permaculture Plot

This is our patch of ground dedicated to all things feathered and hooved. The blue line shows the boundary of what is currently known as ‘down by the pond’. Imaginative huh? The building on the left is where the chickens … Continue reading

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First Things First…

OK, those poor chooks need drier land, so today I spent an astronomical amount of money on guttering. Crazy prices! Even with a hefty trade discount, the bits of plastic guttering came to almost £140. Luckily Jon is a builder, … Continue reading

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A new start, bringing permaculture into play.

A couple of weeks ago I looked at my chooks in shame. They are living in the barn that housed our pigs all summer. The barn has no guttering, and the ground wasn’t rested before the hens moved back in. … Continue reading

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