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HAVE YOUR SAY

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TRAVELLER RETURNS TO HOME TURF

I thought your readers might be interested in the use to which I have put the turf from a 10 x 4m plot which I stripped by hand, having just taken it on. The plot had not been used for some five years and my neighbours (who helpfully mowed it before I took it on) thought I was crazy to rise to the challenge of stripping the plot on my hands and knees.

As you can see, I carefully folded the pieces of turf over so that minimal grass protruded. I have already filled one and topped it off with compost, into which I have sown squash and courgettes.

I am just returning to the UK after a 25-year nomadic existence abroad, and was a keen subscriber to Kitchen Garden during my absence. The last time I used this technique was in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada three years ago. Within two years the bins had turned into really good compost.

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