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Choosing the trees

Ben Raskin: I spent a morning going up to see Nick Dunn at Frank Matthews tree nursery. I have not chosen to buy organic trees, partly because of price and the fact that the site is not certified (a discussion for another blog), but also because Nick grows a lot of Hugh Ermens varieties and has some interest in the "Own root" experiments I am starting.

14 January 2011 | 2 Comments | Recommended by 2

Making the decision

Ben Raskin: Managing a piece of land part time is not easy, just ask my poor neglected allotment. and although I have to some extent adhered to the mantra of "grow for the market" I have also had to limit my choice of crop and site because of the time i will be able to devote to the enterprise. On the plus side of course since i will still be earning on the other days of the week, if the whole enterprise sinks without a trace i won't be responsible for my family's destitution.

15 December 2010 | 2 Comments | Recommended by 2

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