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Good News.


A big thank you to Avkq47 for giving me the website.
On their ‘Environment’ section I read that 600,000 African farmers have increased their Maize production by planting ‘trees’ between the rows. These seem to be one of their drought resistant plants about 4’ tall – they dont have trees as we know them.
This system improves the water retention properties and fertilises the soil. Its wonderful to think the days of famine for that country will soon be over.
I have passed this news for our Allotment Quarterly Newsletter, suggesting making the gaps between our rows wider and planting Green Manure seed in the summer, to combat possible drought conditions. Our Hon. Sec. says White Clover would be a
better option, as it fixes Nitrogen in the soil and does not carry diseases that affect Brassicas.
Have contacted Central Wool Growers asking if they sell White Clover Seed.
This is all good news. Bye bye BBC !

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