Free Planting

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Natural by design In a part extract from her Climate Change Garden book, Kim Stoddart explains why mixed planting offers a far more resilient alternative to block planted veg patch produce… What a year it’s been so far. As well as a pandemic lockdown to contend with, we’ve experienced a multifarious succession of weather extremes as the impact of climate …

WE DON’T NEED NO CROP ROTATION – a look at a companion planting alternative

Kim Blog, Gardening, Ideas, resilience

 How you can be in good company with a more free spirited approach to planting on your plot… Most gardening books will tell you about the importance of crop rotation ‘blah, blah, brassicas after legumes”… “waffle, waffle, potatoes first…”  It’s a planting system that is undoubtedly sensible if a) you’re a market gardener and will be growing produce en masse or …