Having been passionate about seasonal, local, organic food for over a decade, we were excited to take over some vegetable growing plots when we moved house a couple of years ago.
Unfortunately, moving in May, by the time we had got the house unpacked and finally turned our attention to the veg patch, it was a bit of a jungle!
Our first summer was spent weeding and figuring out how to best use the land, along with growing easier vegetables, like courgettes and salads.
Our second summer was the real shock: our soil was dead!
We had found numerous “bottle tops” amongst the weeds, indicating that the previous owners had been fans of the chemical route of vegetable growing. Unfortunately, we had no worms – a sure sign that the soil is far from healthy – and the seedlings we sowed struggled, in the absence of their accustomed fertilisers.
So the true journey began.
Our mission was to return our soil to health and convert our veg patches into a bountiful haven of organic (and biodynamic) delights!
It’s an ongoing journey and a massive learning curve, which is why we’re sharing it with you. Hopefully we might inspire and help short-cut the learning curve for others, whilst having fun along the way!
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Clare & Peter