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Re: Gardening Poland

I planted some Yew as a hedge about 5 years back. It's still bloody tiny . I might try this Serbian Pine.

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What are the major differences between a typical Polish garden and a typical English garden?

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In the average Polish garden there is less grass. More fruit and vegetables. Less wild. But very similar in general.

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They have less grass because the soil is very sandy. The Uk has some wonderful soil for gardening and a great climate for many plants. Pretty much anything will grow in my garden here (well apart from pampas grass which is apparently back in vogue now).

Poland has a much harsher climate so gardening there becomes very technical and involved.

Funnily enough I was speaking to an ex strawberry farmer yesterday who lives not far from glastonbury and he was saying that the muck from the loos at the festival gets spread on fields, but not on crops as it has too high concentrations of narcotics. I mentioned the practice of spreading human deritus on crops and he reckons this is a common age old practice and is still carried out in many countries in places like Asia and the far East and that there is nothing odd about it. I remember someone mentioned this happening in Poland ages ago as if it was terribly shocking, but it has been used in this way through the ages. I find the thought of it a bit hard to stomach myself, but then I guess we eat food that has had cow or horse poo spread on it....

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One should not use human waste on produce gardens. Nor for that matter the waste of any carnivore. It is a matter of pathogens; we do not have the same diseases as livestock so there is no comparison to using the manure from cattle.

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The area round my deceased neighbour's former privvy is exceedingly fertile.

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perhaps cow dung helped cjd and foot and mouth spread Slepo.....

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Those require live-tissue transmission of pathogens to humans.

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So how is it that one type of faeces used as fertiliser can transmit pathogens and another does not?

Surely by the time you eat the produce the pathogen is long gone?

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Certainly there are some diseases which can jump species (ebola, swine flu) and one should always wash and cook ones food as appropriate. But the vast majority of parasitic diseases of the digestive tract are reliant on a cycle of common hosts.

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V had it right
Trojmiasto is under a blanket of soggy snow right now ...

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It's been a bad winter in North America - it had to hit us some time.

By the way, it's a good time to dig trees up out of the wild if you want to nick them. My brother-in-law took some birches and pines from an undeveloped plot of mine today.

Good Friday too!!
Mind you, I'm working pretty much as normal. But from home

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-9 gar grumble shiver moan freeze moan some more