Ali­son Green­halgh of Ground­work South

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - GREEN SPACES -


STHE year comes to an end, we of­ten (per­haps un­con­sciously) take stock of what we’ve achieved or learned dur­ing the pre­vi­ous 12 months, which shapes our New Year’s res­o­lu­tions.

As a trib­ute to my younger son who throws ran­dom, and usu­ally very in­ter­est­ing, sci­ence facts at me con­stantly, I thought I’d end the year by shar­ing some ran­dom, un­con­nected learn­ing gleaned at Iver...

I worked for the first time with a Sikh group this year who all said to me that you must break co­rian­der seeds be­fore sow­ing as you get a er crop. Although this seems nter-in­tu­itive to me that you uld dam­age a seed be­fore owing, I guessed it must work as t is their nor­mal habit. How­ever, de­cided to put it to the test and owed two trays, one of whole eed, the other of bro­ken seeds. oth ger­mi­nated well but the sult­ing plants from the bro­ken d are leg­gier and smaller all nd. Whole seeds win! owing peas in au­tumn, like broad beans works in a sim­i­lar way – you get an early crop to en­joy in

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