A new report reveals just how badly the horticultural industry is progressing in the move towards peat-free growing media. It makes depressing reading. Researchers from Coventry University found that progress towards the ‘voluntary’ targets to ban peat from horticulture, set by the government in 2010, is woefully slow.
Garden Organic have added their signature to a letter to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), urging them to drop their proposed partnership with CropLife – an organisation which represents the agrochemical industry.
Our wonderful community engagement team are still working hard on projects that are committed to finding new ways to deliver workshops on organic and sustainable growing and waste management practices to reach people despite continued and ever-changing restrictions.
If you’ve enjoyed growing your own fresh organic food this summer, don’t be fooled into thinking it has to stop over the winter. You can keep your household in organic salads and greens without venturing outside. Not only are they easy to grow indoors, but they will sprout and keep you in healthy vitamins within weeks of sowing.
Despite spending very little time on the allotment due to the torrential rain, Lucy has found plenty to keep her entertained indoors, including, discovering what the rather unusual Achocha vegetable looks like.
When nights get longer than days (after the autumn equinox) it’s time to prepare your growing area for winter. Grab those last few sunny days, embrace the chill and relish the chance to get outside. Find out more about a few jobs you need to be doing now, to start your preparation.