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This post focuses on soil temperature for germinating seeds. We'll look at why this is important, how to take soil temperature, and I've included a table showing the minimum and preferred soil temperatures for germination of some common plants. Spring is on the horizon !!

Soil Temperature and Seed Germination
Soil Temperature and Seed Germination
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A polyculture providing pollination support for farms and gardens, yields of nutritious fruits and nuts, valuable nesting sites for endangered native bees, and spectacular flower displays to shake off the winter blues :)

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Here are the results from polyculture study 2017 where we are looking at how growing in polycultures compares to growing in traditional blocks.

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Here's a post about Mulberry. During this post we'll take a close look at these incredible plants including how to grow them, the uses of Mulberry and growing Mulberry in polycultures, permaculture and agroforestry


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Paul Alfrey from Balkan Ecology Project shares his experience growing figs, looking at fig types, hardy figs, fig cultivation, fig reproduction, fig propagation, good companions plants for figs, and growing figs commercially.

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During this post we will be looking at various ways to prepare beds for planting, specifically for planting trees and shrubs. I'll introduce you to a trial we started this spring where we're looking at 5 different bed preparation methods to see which method works best. We'll go through how to implement each method, why they are useful and finally look at the criteria we are judging the effectiveness of each method by.

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Here's an overview of a regenerative landscape design for a 28 ha site in Portugal by Paul Alfrey and Georgi Pavlov.



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Balkan Ecology Project share an overview of their pond design and installation process including locating a pond, pond design and pond digging.

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Here's a short topical post about soil temperature and seed germination, looking at why this is important, how to take soil temperature and a table showing the minimum and preferred soil temperatures for germination of some common plants.
Soil Temperature and Seed Germination
Soil Temperature and Seed Germination
balkanecologyproject.blogspot.co.uk

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Trees are an important, stable source of food for bees and other pollinators providing thousands of flower heads all in one place. In this post you will find a list of great bee trees that indicates when the trees are in flower, what they offer the bees, i.e pollen, nectar or honey dew and whether and when the trees offer fruits, nuts or wildlife foods.

Trees for Bees
Trees for Bees
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