Worm colony

When we were first reviving our garden and lifting the pebbles (New Year New Garden) I found a lot of earthworms in the soil whilst digging (surprising since we have such terrible heavy clay). I wanted to incorporate earthworms directly into my raised beds rather than waiting for them to come up. As we lifted … Continue reading Worm colony

Solanaceae (Nightshades) Family

The nightshade family is made up of very different plants such as tomatoes; potatoes; chillies and peppers (capsicum); and aubergine (eggplant) as well as tobacco and tomatillo/ground cherry (I just bought one so will update). Potatoes are a tuber that although related to tomatoes, diverged 7.3 million years ago and tend to be cultivated by tuber multiplication rather than flower and seed collection.   Continue reading Solanaceae (Nightshades) Family