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Who owns Garden Organic?

Lawrence Hills
Our Founder. Lawrence Hills, a freelance journalist and keen organic grower.

Who owns Ryton?

Coventry University will take ownership of the full site at Ryton. Garden Organic, including the Heritage Seed Library, will retain its headquarters on site, leasing back office and growing space.

Can you visit Ryton Organic Garden?

Ryton Organic Gardens is the home of Garden Organic, including our world-renowned Heritage Seed Library. Our brand new organic demonstration garden is now open to members and visitors for pre-booked tours.

How do I start an organic garden at home?

  1. Select Your Site. Choose a location that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight each day.
  2. Use Great Soil. Excellent soil filled with nutrients is one major key to a successful organic garden.
  3. Pick the Perfect Plants.
  4. Water Wisely.
  5. Feed Your Plants.
  6. Maintain With Mulch.
  7. Rotate Crops.
  8. Clean Up Debris.

Who is the founder and president of the Henry Doubleday Research Association?

journalist Lawrence D. Hills
“Henry Doubleday Research Association” remains the legal name under which it is registered as a charity. It was founded by horticulturist and freelance journalist Lawrence D. Hills and named after Henry Doubleday, an Essex-based Quaker smallholder who had a particular interest in the properties of comfrey.

What is organic compost?

Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

How do I control my garden pest organically?

Organic Pest Control for Your Garden That Really Works

  1. Use Floating Row Covers to Protect Your Plants from the Largest Variety of Pests.
  2. Use Insecticidal Soap for Large Outbreaks of Soft-Bodied Insects.
  3. Use Neem Oil Spray to Prevent Pests from Becoming a Serious Problem.

Who was Henry Doubleday?

Henry Doubleday (1 July 1808 – 29 June 1875) was an English entomologist and ornithologist. Henry Doubleday was the eldest son of Quaker and grocer Benjamin Doubleday and his wife Mary of Epping, Essex. He and his brother Edward Doubleday spent their childhood collecting natural history specimens in Epping Forest.

Can I make my own organic compost?

For best results, start building your compost pile by mixing three parts brown with one part green materials. If your compost pile looks too wet and smells, add more brown items or aerate more often. If you see it looks extremely brown and dry, add green items and water to make it slightly moist.

Is organic compost good for vegetable garden?

Organic matter broken down becomes compost and compost in its finished form is called “humus”. It’s the humus that makes nutrients available for plant roots to take up into the plant. The compost you put into your vegetable bed will add valuable nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to the soil.

Is Miracle Grow organic soil good?

Copper sulfate is also a bactericide, and as such, is incredibly harmful to soil life. Anything with the Miracle-Gro label should be avoided entirely: Bagged potting soil and garden soil, ‘Shake n Feed,’ that blue stuff, and yes, even so-called “Organic” Miracle-Gro products should be entirely avoided.