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Talkback: The no-dig method

Posted: 22/12/2011 at 16:37

I am definitely not an expert, but I believe a heavy clay soil benefits from digging, especially if  plenty of compost is well dug in. Once the soil structure improves, and that can take some time, then digging becomes not so important.

Problems with Quince

Posted: 22/12/2011 at 16:26

Hello Pansy2

I pick quince each year from a wild hedge nearby. The fruit also gets soft brown areas, but seems to me that they appear when the fruit has been left to over ripen. I pick the quince to make jelly, and try to do that when there is still some green showing. The brown patches appear mainly on the fruit that is out of my reach and therefore left on the hedge.

Too chilly to plant now?

Posted: 22/12/2011 at 16:19

Nothing to say.. I'm just listening.

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