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  1. Jill and Miranda at The Ragged Robin
    February 25, 2014 @ 10:45 pm

    Ben, as you may recall we’ve been buying your seeds for a couple of years now, and they’re fab! We have down just a few indoors and they are dancing and grooving! Soon to harden off via the polytunnel! We love your updates, your swift service and hand written letters! We’d love to come and see you some day, but in the meantime, we’ll keep reading your witty and wise updates! Thanks for everything! Miranda & Jill

  2. Stephen
    February 8, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

    Shouldn’t you be digging up your sods of earth and turning it over now to let the frost break up the clay (I heard this on the radio Im not actually going to do it)?

    • Ben
      February 8, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

      Letting the frost get to your soil is always a good thing to do…for myself however the ground is just too wet to work in any way…so I shall leave it for another couple of weeks. Turf is MUCH easier to remove when it is dry… removing wet turf makes me feel like ending it all…or leaving this horti life and becoming a man of the cloth.
      PS I am waiting on a rather fine order of sunflower seed to arrive…should be any day…then I shall send young Meg some to trail.
      Surf’s up dude!

  3. Pen at the Little Herb Farm
    February 15, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

    Of course you can always cheat a little and warm the soil ahead of time. R4 Gardeners Question Time suggested using clear polythene as an outdoor duvet as it not only provides insulation but also gets the pesky weeds germinating which can be hoed off before sowing. Thanks for the bare bottom tip – another great way to freak out the neighbours!