Commercial Growers 20 July 2021

Lunch at Mr Bean’s

Northern England Seed Sovereignty Coordinator Charlie Gray has lunch at Professor Colin Leakey’s house and delves deep into the world of magic beans… I had an unusual May bank holiday this year. Curious to learn more about the incredible work of Professor Colin Leakey, his wife Susan and daughter Tamsin invited me to their family […]

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Commercial Growers 14 July 2021

A Seed-Saving Year at Leen Organics – June

In this latest installment Jason marvels at the magnificence of the mid-summer sun, reflects on the unruliness of radishes and prepares to scale the heady heights of the harvest yet to come.   It’s June 9th and the lessons are coming thick and fast this month.  The first big one is that despite tying and […]

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Commercial Growers 17 June 2021

A Seed-Saving Year at Leen Organics – May

In this month’s installment Jason ponders purslane, battles bog mint, and plants a pack of pumpkins in his polytunnel for protection from pernicious possibilities.   It’s the end of April and there is great excitement as the first seed crop of the year, Purslane/Claytonia, comes in. This is where the learning goes up a notch […]

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