Perennial edibles – get to know more plants

Thursday 2 June, 11-12.30 in our garden at Belper Lane End. Join us for a detailed overview of some of our plants. Vegetables, salad leaves, fruit – see the plants, hear how we grow them, and how we use them. Food plants that are reliably there, with zero food miles. We’d like to invite youContinue reading “Perennial edibles – get to know more plants”

Peat free – the importance of keeping peat in the ground.

Ryan, a founding member of Earthed Up! is a signatory on a joint statement from hundreds of organisations and individuals. You can read the full statement at: https://peatfree.org.uk/2022/03/joint-statement Switch to peat free compost to save peat bogs & combat climate change. And push for others to do the same. The statement starts: “Continuing to extract,Continue reading “Peat free – the importance of keeping peat in the ground.”

Compost comparisons – what compost to use for sowing seeds and plants in pots?

We stock peat free compost – Melcourt SylvaGrow and Dalefoot wool compost. You can order by email and collect on Fridays or we deliver to Belper, Derbyshire and surrounding towns and villages. You can buy peat free compost from Earthed Up! in Derbyshire. Which to use, though? In this post, Ryan runs through some ofContinue reading “Compost comparisons – what compost to use for sowing seeds and plants in pots?”

Nitrogen fixing plants – a poster

Nitrogen is one of the major micronutrients required by plants. It is one of the most common factors limiting their growth in many ecosystems. Most leguminous and some non-leguminous (actinorhizal) plants can form symbiotic relationships with bacteria that convert atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia – a form that can be taken up and used by plants.Continue reading “Nitrogen fixing plants – a poster”