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Grazing on Chicory 2

Posted on September 15, 2010 by Original Touch Seeds

Chicory - Good for us all

Ummm me want chicory

Did you know that chicory is not just a very tasty to us humans.  We may go a little crazy and use it as an alternative to lettuce and something to add a bit of spice to a salad, but recent studies have shown that sheep benefit from grazing on chicory when it is sown within grass and used as a grazing crop.  Farmers Weekly recently published an article in which chicory was praised as it has proven to be a far more resiliant crop than grass alone.  Read the rest of this entry →


August on the Vegetable Garden 0

Posted on August 02, 2010 by Gardening Guru
Samantha finds time to keep an eye on her vegetables

There's always plenty to do with your vegetable plot - even in August!

Many people are inclined to ‘take their eye off the ball’ in August when it comes to vegetable gardening – The days are still long and it’s time for many of us to go off on holiday, but there’s still plenty we could be doing to maximise the potential of our vegetable plots, and there’s still time to be sowing a few vegetable seeds even in August. Read the rest of this entry →




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