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Ian Magnus

Ian is the former Trials Manager at the Diggers Preservation Garden in Dromana and has written several pieces for Diggers on heirlooms, trials and soils.

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Q&A - Green Manures

Trials manager Ian Magnus answers questions about using green manures to boost soil fertility and water retention

Sharing an heirloom pea

When May Barnes sent in peas dating from 1853, grown by her family for generations, she knew they were worth sharing.

Heirlooms: Trialled and taste tested

Taking the guesswork out of the vegetables you have grown to love.

True-to-type maintenance of open-pollinated varieties

Ian Magnus talks about maintaining heirloom seed integrity.
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