THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Apr12

10 Plants You Didn’t Know You Can Eat

Tonight we will be presenting our latest garden talk ‘Diluted’ to a local garden club here in Essex. Essex is a dry county, the typical British rain and grey skies seeming to miss it completely leaving us, as residents, with lots of sunshine and warmth. It also means there are a range of plants that will struggle to grow in the dry conditions, needing help from a hose or watering can filled with water – and this is never more so than in the vegetable garden, where too much water can kill off your seedlings, or too little means they …

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Feb01

Water

Diluted – A New Talk about Water ‘Diluted’, our new garden talk about the gardener and their relationship to water, will be presented for the first time this week at Shropshire Organic Gardeners. This website will tell you where you can find your local #organic gardening group https://t.co/11IlhtPimv @gardenorganicuk — Modern Mint Ltd (@ModernMintLtd) February 1, 2016 We have learnt a huge amount, studied many books and asked lots of questions in order to find out how we use water. Below is a brief summary of what we know… 4 Ways We Use Water in the Garden To water the lawn, …

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Apr04

Flooding (Part 2)

To prevent future flooding there is a need to manage the land in a different way. The dredging of rivers will do nothing but speed up the flow of water to ‘pinch points’ further upstream. The use of sandbags is a measure provided too late, when normal life has been halted by water flowing into homes. Natural Flood Management (or NFM’s) must now be considered a major part of flood prevention. The critical factor of NFM measures? The planting of trees to slow down running water. By planting trees near headwaters they act as a buffer to hold up rainwater runoff. Planting …

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