01 Dec REMIN TESTIMONIAL – Beat This !!
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On this “Discovering the Secrets of REMIN” journey, every so often amazing stories turn up – and this one competes for top position! Keith Woodhead, a “hobby gardener from West Yorkshire” has 4 allotment plots with 2 greenhouses where he grows 90% of his produce and the other 10% is grown in the small garden around his house. It turns out Keith is also a Chef trained in Indian cooking.
Keith has been growing on this same ground for 15 years and 5 years ago he started using REMIN. The improvement was so significant he had the confidence to purchase a 1 tonne pallet at the start of 2018. The above photos show some of what Keith grew in 2018, these being selected from over 200 that he WhatsApp-ed over. Whilst the photographs tell the story here are Keith’s main points:
- RIGHT NOW (autumn, winter and early spring) is the best time to apply REMIN. Photo 1 shows me adding REMIN this month (November) to my HONEYBERRIES – and photo of crop this produced already this year, with REMIN added this time last year.
- REMIN brings significant benefit to everything I grow
- Growing my crops with REMIN has taken the flavour of my dishes to another level!
- I specialise in breeding my own hybrid trees that take several years to grow to the stage where they are fruiting. HONEYMOON (Photo 5) is a trademarked APRICOT / PEACH hybrid. Its flavour is amazing, and I am convinced that REMIN plays a big part in this.
- My STONE FRUITS, especially the NECTARINES are a grenade of flavour, far better than anything you can buy in the shops.
- Whilst the PEPPERS flavour was amazing, everyone who tasted my CUCUMBER said their sweetness and overall taste was exceptional.
- I practise COMPANION PLANTING eg TOMATOES with BORAGE and PARSELY- the PARSLEY grew in excess of 7 foot!
HERE IS HOW I APPLY REMIN
- GREENHOUSE BORDERS: 10kg REMIN to every 1 cubic metre soil and compost
- FRUIT TREES WHEN PLANTING: 3 handfuls of REMIN mixed through in-fill soil in the planting hole of approx. 1m across then 2 handfuls scattered as a top dressing.
- FRUIT TREES ALREADY GROWING: 1 handful / square metre under over hanging branches
- FOR OPEN GROUND FOR SEEDS: I tend to wait till seeds have germinated and are strong enough to take a light top dressing of REMIN.
- FOR TRANSPLANTING PLUG PLANTS: I tend to apply a scattering of REMIN to the plug roots before putting them in the ground. I always try to avoid applying to top of soil between the rows so that I can avoid encouraging WEEDS.
- MY LAWN: During this hot summer everyone grass in my neighbourhood when completely brown – whilst mine continued green and lush. I wish I had taken comparative photos.
GENERAL COMMENT: I am convinced there is no upper limit to amount of REMIN to apply to soil or compost – apart from financial of course! The good old SWEDE for example does not tend to show any ill effects after a good dose of REMIN and yet it is notorious for splitting when overfed, and yes, it will still split if over-watered. From my experience a good dose of REMIN noticeably enhances the size and flavour of the SWEDE.
Photo 1 – HONEYBERRIES; Photo 2 – FIGS; Photo 3 – PEACHES grown in greenhouse; Photo 4- Delicious PEACH; Photo 5 – HONEYMOON, apricot and peach hybrid; Photo 6 – NECTARINE, grenade of flavour!; Photo 7 – REDLOVE APPLES; Photo 8 – PLUMS; Photo 9 – bag of PEARS, APPLES & PLUMS; Photo 10 – BLUEBERRY BUSH; Photo 11 – BLUEBERRY CROP; Photo 12 – RED APPLE; Photo 13 – STRAWBERRIES; Photo 14 – Single STRAWBERRY; Photo 15 – head of LETTUCE; Photo 16 – LETTUCE LEAF, to show size; Photo 17 – TOMATOES & PEPPER; Photo 18 – CUCUMBER, RED PEPPER & APPLE; Photo 19 – RED PEPPERS; Photo 20 – GREEN PEPPERS; Photo 21 – ONIONS; Photo 22 – GARLIC; Photo 23 – ME IN CHEF MODE!; Photo 24 – PLATE OF MY CURRY; Photo 25 – BLUEBERRY PIE; Photo 26 – MY LAWN; Photo 27 – ME IN HOME KITCHEN.