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daniel



Joined: 01 Jan 2005
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Location: Woodford Green, Essex
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 05 7:54 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Thanks, very useful. I seem to remember something in the papers a while ago about growing popllar trees in feilds of rye to increase yeilds, a similar thing?

Sarah D



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 05 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That sounds more like the symbiotic effects of companion planting.

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 05 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That was more to do with harvesting the poplars at a later date, providing increased total income for a slightly reduced annual yield

mrutty



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 05 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Double cropping. A very useful and sadly under used system. Any tall plant or tree works, Sweetcorn and courgettes work well. Fruit trees and any above ground veg (eg cabbage) works as well

nettie



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
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Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 05 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Deerstalker, have you come to a decision yet??

alison
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 05 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

daniel wrote:
Thanks, very useful. I seem to remember something in the papers a while ago about growing popllar trees in feilds of rye to increase yeilds, a similar thing?


I thought that was to divert the wind currents from the field and keep the crop warmer.

Sarah D



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 05 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mrutty wrote:
Double cropping. A very useful and sadly under used system. Any tall plant or tree works, Sweetcorn and courgettes work well. Fruit trees and any above ground veg (eg cabbage) works as well


There you go - symbiotic companion planting.

deerstalker



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 05 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nettie wrote:
Deerstalker, have you come to a decision yet??


Well yes, I'd go for it! But remember the original post. It was the 'chance' of an allotment - not garanteed, so I'll post on developments.

Intesting point though, there must be disabled people with an ethical approach to consumption!

Can we help?

Bugs



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 05 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There are organisations that help people with gardening, so I've put up a different thread on that because I've added a few new links. I should imagine there are other specialised organisations too.

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