by Hengest OR
I have not posted about my allotment since Jim C wrote a report about it way back in August 2010 so I thought I would share some of what I have learned in that time.
This first report by Jim charts his initial progress and thoughts about his newly acquired allotment, and shows that extensive gardening experience is not a prerequisite for such a venture – all you need is enthusiasm, respect for the soil and faith in Nature.
To start with I want to look at the art or science of compost making. A decent compost heap is really an essential item to have on any allotment, it provides a cheap and ready way to work fertiliser into the soil and is wholly organic. It also requires little effort on your part, the natural process of decomposition, not to mention the variety of creatures from microbes to worms that live within a compost heap, do most of the work for you.
CONTRARY to what one might expect the most creative period of the year is winter rather than spring or summer. Ostara is a period of manifestation, of the coming into form of various things. Winter Finding is the entrance to