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Author Topic: Green manures for grazing / cropping?  (Read 1496 times)


  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Green manures for grazing / cropping?
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2019, 08:03:14 am »
I am astonished that you say Cornwall is not suitable for growing veg... I have seen veg gardens absolutely heaving with produce, and people able to grow pumpkins, tomatoes etc OUTSIDE, something I can only dream of here in Scotland!
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  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Green manures for grazing / cropping?
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2019, 10:13:09 am »
South Cornwall is a different climate altogether, as is west Cornwall.   I’m in North Cornwall, high up with a sea view.  Very beautiful, but the climate is like Exmoor (which is just along the coast from us), and the soil, being clay, is heavy and very poorly draining. The soil where we are, on the hill top, is also very shallow, so we struggle with fences - can’t get enough of the post in the ground, and as it’s so wet all winter, the posts wander...  ::)

Grass grows pretty well, though ;)  ;D
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Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing


  • Joined Sep 2014
Re: Green manures for grazing / cropping?
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2019, 01:18:36 pm »
Im not sure how you process mustard to make it edible for us apart from maybe a few leaves in a salad. We haven't eaten 1/4 of an acre yet ever.... but maybe we are missing out!  ;D


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