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  • Ordering organic seeds locally

    06 March 2012 ( #Plants and Seeds )

    I've just spent a morning planning this year's vegetable garden. This year for most of my new seeds I'll be buying from Graines delpais http://www.grainesdelpais.com/ This is a local organic seed company over in the Razes. I met them at the Couiza organic...

  • Ordering organic seeds locally

    06 March 2012 ( #Plants and Seeds )

    I've just spent a morning planning this year's vegetable garden. This year for most of my new seeds I'll be buying from Graines delpais http://www.grainesdelpais.com/ This is a local organic seed company over in the Razes. I met them at the Couiza organic...

  • Organic Gardening- the natural no-dig way by Charles Dowding

    06 March 2012 ( #Books )

    This book is a superb introduction from Green Books to a tried and tested organic gardening technique perfected by Charles Dowding over 25 years of hands on experience. A highly productive vegetable garden that involves no digging, written by a man with...

  • UK Organic Sales Down 3.7% in 2011

    06 March 2012 ( #Organic World )

    Global sales of organic products continue to defy the economic downturn, growing by 8.8% in 2010 with growth continuing into 2011. The only exception is in the UK where, despite areas of strong growth and improvement in the long term trend, overall sales...

  • Global Organic market grows to 44.5 Billion euros in 2010

    06 March 2012 ( #Organic World )

    Thirty-seven million hectares of agricultural land worldwide are farmed organically. The global market for organic food is estimated at 44.5 billion euros. It grew by approximately eight percent in 2010. The largest growth was in Europe which added 800,000...

  • UK arms exports revealed by CAAT Website App

    08 March 2012 ( #Politics )

    A new web application, developed by Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), will enable easy public access to a wide range of information on UK arms export licences. Until now the data, compiled by the Export Control Organisation (ECO) in the Department for...

  • Three Organic Alternatives to Hormone Rooting Powder

    08 March 2012 ( #Growing Tips )

    With Spring almost appearing its time to think about taking cuttings. Here at Montrouch we have a series of strong mother plants awaiting a hair cut, the Rosemary, Mint, Thyme are all looking suitably shaggy. The problem however is how to maximise the...

  • Organic and natural solutions for snail and slug control

    13 June 2012 ( #Plants and Seeds )

    Snails and slugs are the bane of organic gardeners, basil, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuces and other tasty leaves can be destroyed in one night-and their is nothing more disheartening than seeing the heads of tray seedlings fall victim to the nocturnal...

  • RAW- Kickstarting a food and farming revolution

    13 June 2012 ( #Organic World )

    One of the most critical questions of our generation is how to feed our growing population at a time of vast sustainability challenges. Compassionin World Farming’s newest campaign, RAW, explores how we can achieve this in a humane sustainable way. Factory...

  • History of the Garrigue

    06 March 2012 ( #Environment )

    Contrary to the what most people think there is very little natural about the garrigue that covers the hills of the Aude and the Languedoc. It is very much the product of the agricultural development of the land, the history of this ecology can be traced...

  • Turning old vineyards into gardens- some ideas

    06 March 2012 ( #Environment )

    Most of the new construction in the Aude, the lotissements that are springing up throughout villages on either side of the Castelnaudry-Carcassonne-Narbonne- Coursan/Guissan axis, are situated on old vineyards. These sites represent huge challenges for...

  • One blog dies, another starts

    25 September 2012 ( #Environment )

    Montrouch Organic now has its own blog over at www.montrouchorganic.com So sorry no more posts here but to start in touch see the new fancy site