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organic grassland deficiency symptoms

Nitrogen   Light green colour with yellowing of leaf base, reduced growth and sparse ground cover due to lack of nitrogen. Made worse byLow or high pH soils. Sandy or light soils (leaching.) Low organic matter. Drought conditions. High rainfall (leaching) or heavy irrigation. Addition or high levels of non-decomposed organic matter/manure (eg straw). Fast … Continue reading organic grassland deficiency symptoms The post organic grassland deficiency symptoms appeared first on pjf.

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agriculture, biodiversity, fertility, grass, organic, pasture,
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allotments landscape Cornwall

It makes a change from photos of flowers and food: this is the landscape from the top of the site. Many of the allotments are organic. Most appealing feature (for me) is the diversity. It’s amazing how inventive people are when they have the opportunity (in this case, access to land). Related: allotments, Cornwall, landscape, … Continue reading allotments landscape Cornwall The post allotments landscape Cornwall appeared first on pjf.

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allotments, Cornwall, gardens, landscape, organic, photos,
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biodiversity and organic farming combats drought in Thailand

A joined-up-thinking (and feeling) approach to food production has produced signs of hope in Thailand. Rather than leaving food production and the survival of life on Earth to mutants with calculators and profit and loss obsessions, a small group that turned its back on industrial farming and monocultures has been able to weather the storm … Continue reading biodiversity and organic farming combats drought in Thailand The post biodiversity and organic farming combats drought in Thailand appeared first on pjf.

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agriculture, biodiversity, food, landscape, organic, photos, Thailand,
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kiwi fruit – Cornwall allotments

Bought for the princely sum of £1 a couple of years ago from a supermarket: What was about 3 inches high has gradually grown into a reasonable bush, clinging to  net fencing on my allotment. I am very pleased to discover it has set lots of flowers. garden photos It has had all sorts of … Continue reading kiwi fruit – Cornwall allotments The post kiwi fruit – Cornwall allotments appeared first on pjf.

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Cornwall, fruit, gardens, kiwi, organic, vitamins,
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organic veg with comfrey compost

The compost experiment I described earlier has been successful, apparently. These are the crops , photographed on 26th May, a few weeks after the very cold weather abated. I’ll take more photos today (8th June) to add later. The potatoes are Duke of York. I dug the first root yesterday and the crop is good … Continue reading organic veg with comfrey compost The post organic veg with comfrey compost appeared first on pjf.

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Comfrey organic compost experiment

I’m a fan of Comfrey as a mineral mine (especially potassium) for organic growers, but the standard advice to delay your potato planting until the first cut of Comfrey is ready (typically about 5% of the annual crop) makes little sense. So I experimented: Last years’ compost bin had 1 bale of wetted straw, a … Continue reading Comfrey organic compost experiment The post Comfrey organic compost experiment appeared first on pjf.

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compost, environment, fertility, gardens, organic, soil,
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Unplugged from the Corporate World

Short story – Unplugged from the Corporate World Nearly two years has passed since Paul exited the commercial world, his caravan on Ivor’s farm is homely, his own plot of land providing most of what he eats, with surplus salads to sell, and Ivor, being a wise old bird with no paper qualifications realises it’s … Continue reading Unplugged from the Corporate World The post Unplugged from the Corporate World appeared first on pjf.

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alienation, banking, compost, corporations, debt, fiction, freedom, organic, self-sufficiency,
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plant-based diet, health and climate change

An academic study has analysed the benefits to the environment and the population of the world that are possible through dietary change. food study Their conclusions: The food system is responsible for more than a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions while unhealthy diets and high body weight are among the greatest contributors to premature … Continue reading plant-based diet, health and climate change The post plant-based diet, health and climate change appeared first on pjf.

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climate change, farming, food, health, organic, self-sufficiency,
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organic food for childrens health

A new scientific study from UC Berkeley Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health, shows that organic food can substantially lower pesticide exposure in children from low-income families in both urban and rural areas. But traces of pesticides are higher than in previous studies involving middle-income, suburban children, suggesting that kids from cities and farming … Continue reading organic food for childrens health The post organic food for childrens health appeared first on pjf.

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agriculture, children, diet, food, health, nutrition, organic, wellbeing,
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Allotment Gardening – organic guide

Full title: Allotment Gardening – An organic guide for beginners, by Susan Berger. After 40+ years I hope I’m not a beginner, but this fine book certainly brings me up to date, and has useful sections on rotations, improving the soil and producing your own compost (either in a bin, or by using green manures … Continue reading Allotment Gardening – organic guide The post Allotment Gardening – organic guide appeared first on pjf.

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