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  1. LowiePete

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    Hello Admins,

    Can I make a request / suggestion. The title "Gardening For People With Disabilities" is a bit long-winded and I feel it's in the wrong section. Could it please be entitled "Disabled Gardening" and moved to the specialist section. I'm sure it will be much more visible there. Thanks.

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    Hello Lowie, Is this where we get talking disabled gardening? Can't seem to find anywhere else on the forum. I'm in The Lake District, have a small front garden facing S.E. Blessed with limited mobility & energy reserves these days, I am having to think alternative ways of bringing vitality back to my soil, in order to provide myself with good fruit & veg. To this end, I have chosen to go down the route of organic gardening using soil amendments & aerated compost teas. A friend in a wheelchair is also setting out on this path, so any good advice is always welcome. I have been in the class room reading & now wish to put things in to practice.
     
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    I don't have any advice I can personally give, but this book might! It crossed my blog feed a while back and I remembered it, hope it helps!
     
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    Craig, this is where the Disabled Gardening section is...

    It still carries its grandiose title - bite the bullet an Admin, please...

    Regards,
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    Perhaps I can help by calling admin to the attention of your request in post #1 LowiePete. :)

    @ARMANDII, @Zigs, @fat controller would one of you be kind enough to consider the above request please. :)
     
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    I think that's a good idea.........on to it now!!
     
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    Well, I've changed the thread title but after a thought I think the thread should stay in the original forum rather than the Specialist Forum and that really is for those members who pursue particular plants etc.
     
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      Thanks Super Lucy, I'll take a look at it.
       
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        Hi @ARMANDII,

        it's the Forum Title that I'm suggesting be changed.
        Gardening for people with disabilities - to - Disabled Gardening...?

        Regards,
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          Yep, I realised that, Steve, but we are loathe to change Forum Titles. Why?, well, although the software we are using is a proven and reliable system we had a huge crash and data loss which possibly might be linked, [although we're not certain], to when a Forum Title was being revised by a experienced member of Staff. Because of that I would have to ask the permission of the Web Master to change, or even better get him to change:heehee:, the title.
           
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            Excluding headings & excusing me, I thought I might get discussions going by saying what steps I have taken as an almost complete beginner to 'applied growing.' Only yesterday, having completed watching a series of films on the Truth about Cancer, I have decided to turn my small plot over to a medicinal garden. These were the areas I began to read about before doing anything else.I read about The Soil Food Web & Nutrient Cycling after a friend suggested it. I have added an interest in Aerated Compost Teas, along the way. It took about a year to go in & I reckon I have enough of a grasp of what is at play (inter-species nutrient exchange) to start to act on it. Dr Elaine Ingham is an early pioneer, see the first link.

            The second link is The Soil Association & why I'm going down this route. I would say this is a very detailed subject, where when reading scientific studies, I restrict my understanding to the results & conclusions. This link is easy to read though.
            https://www.soilassociation.org/res...c-farmer-increase-yield-through-compost-teas/
            Would welcome views:SUNsmile:
             
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              I have found that what little turf I have is compacted, I've also got a relatively lifeless veg growing area, so putting what I've found in to practice I have added a soil drench treatment, in a pressure sprayer, made up of Humates, Humic, Fulvic & organic acids (all in one). I'm aiming to improve the condition of my soil. Compaction repair involves altering the charge of the soil particles from a -+, to a -- charge, thus repelling. I mixed this with a plant additive (all ingredients are organic) which is designed to give nutrients welcomed by the soil microbes, improving "soil health & vitality" I put on around 15 litres on to an area of 1.5m x 3M, over 3 hours, resting in between.
              I'm intending to repeat this application at least twice a month:phew:
              & I got lots of sunshine
              CraigS :snork:
               
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                About a month ago I also put about 2 " of my own compost over my veg growing area, and also began the first of four suggested applications of said compost on to my lawn, 1/4 " here
                 
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