The latest RHS magazine has some interesting items:
- Researchers have been investigating the best posture for digging, particularly protecting your back. Basically bend your knees and try not to bend your back! See www.rhs.org.uk/digging-techniques.
- Volunteers are needed to complete diaries for a year’s worth of allotment activity to assist with a University of Sheffield research project. Data will help investigate the ways allotments are used, how people manage their crops and how often they visit their plot, as well as uses of pesticides, fertilisers and homemade compost. Volunteers with all levels of experience, ability and style of growing are welcomed. See www.myharvest.org.uk/2017/12/calling-all-growers or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget we are affiliated to the RHS and a copy of the magazine is available at the shop.