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bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:52 am    Post subject: Gleaning?  Reply with quote

Gleaning ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23930059

I found this article to be of interest, I hope that you do to. At the moment the scheme is just a drop in the ocean but I think that the concept definitely has merit,
I used to have a friendly farmer who allowed me to pick the reject carrots from his fields to feed to our livestock.
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Lorrainelovesplants



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

we glean the broccoli or potato fields.  We are never asked, but hust go in after the machines are finished.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have been asked to glean potatoes, grapes and various other fruits, several times over the years. I love doing it too
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish we got some happening around here  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do it all the time! Onions,carrots parsnips,potatoes so far this year. They are only ploughed back in so why waste?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was a subject on farming today this morning and the farmer's answer to why the waste wa ploughed in was - it rots down and fertalises the ground. Personally I would pick them up  

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