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[VIDEO] Planting Potatoes at Warter Priory Estate

This video shows the awesome operation of T. Soanes & Son planting potatoes at Warter Priory Estate. Their operation consists of mainly John Deere tractors – can you spot the imposter? 😉 Warter Priory is a world class farming operation set in the heart of East Yorkshire amidst 12,000 acres. At Warter, they pride themselves […]

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How To Create a Bee-Friendly Garden

Have you noticed a decline of pollinators in your garden of late? Honeybee numbers are declining due to several factors, and it’s finally starting to make headlines. The loss of bee colonies has far-reaching consequences that go well beyond missing the honey on your morning oats. About one third of our crops are pollinated by bees. Without […]

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How to Increase your Garden’s Bee Population

What’s happening to the bees? Honey bees (and all other bees too, for that matter) are struggling. Recent winters have seen catastrophic cases of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), where entire hives die over winter. Before 2006, the annual expected loss for bees was around 10-15 percent. Since 2006 that number has more than doubled to […]

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Vertical Farming: What is it, and what’s fueling its growth?

10 Things You Need To Know About Vertical Farming: Vertical farming, or urban farming, is becoming more prevalent in the agribusiness sector. Experts predict that almost 80% of the earth’s population will live in urban areas by the year 2050, so developing and maintaining sustainable supplies of fresh food in large cities is increasingly important–and […]

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Gardening for the Birds

A garden that birds visit has a life of its own. It doesn’t matter how beautiful your borders are or how finely shaped your topiary is, a garden with no wild, feathered visitors is a duller place than one that lures in flocks. Birds bring movement and interest to a garden. But it’s not just […]

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How To Identify Plant Nutrient Deficiencies

Not all plant problems are caused by insects or diseases. Sometimes an unhealthy plant is suffering from a nutrient deficiency or even too much of any one nutrient. Plant nutrient deficiencies often manifest as foliage discoloration or distortion. The following chart outlines some possible problems. Unfortunately many problems have similar symptoms and sometimes it is […]

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Seasonal Growing Guide

An awesome Seasonal Growing Guide by our friends, The Little Food Garden. Print it out and put it up at home – it’s great for your ‪garden‬! This nifty guide forms part of their handout for their students in their ‘Learn To Grow’ course… See their website for more info: [Source: The Little Food Garden]  

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How To Start Your Own Food Garden

John Turner – who runs the Spier Werf food garden according to biodynamic priciples – teaches you how to start your own at home. Planted in September last year, Spier’s food garden in the Werf (which was originally a rose garden) is farmed according to biodynamic principles, without the use of pesticides or artificial fertiliser.  There are roughly 75 […]

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