We thought it could be of great interest if we were able to monitor the changes and hopefully the improvements in the soil food web of the Forest Garden as it matures. In this photo the fruit growing and orchard management consultant David Pennell is helping us by collecting soil samples which he’ll have analysed.
A terrific day! We planted 1 apple (Worcester Pearmain), 1 damson (a sucker from the Biddesden damson), many cuttings: 8 autumn raspberries, 8 blackcurrants, 4 red currants, 2 gooseberries, and 8 comfrey roots.
We also pruned raspberries, blackcurrants and gooseberries, sprinkled Root Grow in the planting holes and spread lots of mulch.
Pascoe and Fox looking at the new raspberries
Mia, Alvar, Afonso, Fox and Glyn mulching the autumn raspberries