It hasn’t just been biodynamic tear peas that we experimented with this year, our plans for a mushroom bed progressed too.
The idea germinated some years earlier when we visited
GroCycle in Devon to see their project growing mushrooms on recycled coffee grounds, as a possible business idea for The Secret Acre. Continue reading
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Tagged biodynamic, Emma Alesworth, fungi, giant puffball, GroCycle, horseraddish, mushroom bed, mushroom spawn, mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, Paul Rainger, puffball, Smallholding, spawn, tear peas, The Secret Acre |
Although it feels like we are well into spring now, it was only this time last month that our local swales were heralding spring’s arrival with the first sighting of frog’s spawn.
clumps of spawn (eggs) can be laid in ponds anytime from January onwards in the south-west England, but we’ve never seen it that early here at The Secret Acre. Continue reading
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Tagged drainage, ecosystems, Emma Alesworth, erosion, flooding, frog, Paul Rainger, pond, Smallholding, spawn, Spring, swale, The Secret Acre, wildlife |