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Doncaster Urban Growers

As i sit here writing this the sound of the wind howling outside and the sharp tick, tick , tick of ice and snow upon my windows is a reminder that winter isn’t over yet. But out and about to those of us who know of these things spring is stirring.

On the plot i have the dubious pleasure of having two large patches of soil, roughly 4 metres by 6 metres each. I say dubious beacuse they are made up of a heavy clay on top of compacted sand. And so three weeks ago the hard backbreaking labour of double digging began. But it has allowed me to watch the slow tide of spring creep and stalk even slither it’s way onto the plot and even in the garden.

The soil become more workable, a little blackbird dancing on the sods looking for a tasty morsel to prepare for…

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