I am about to start the polyculture experiment and I have a couple of questions.
Firstly, how do I apply to get the soil testing kit. I live in Ireland. Also, is there a specific stage of the experiment in which to do the testing? For example, does it need to be done before I sow plants?
Secondly, does it matter exactly when I sow seeds or plant them out? I usually start beans in modules to give them a chance to survive any slug attacks, ditto spinach. Is that an issue? Do I need to note the sowing / transplanting dates?
I presume I'd sow / transplant both the monoculture and polyculture plants at exactly the same time. Is that correct?
I look forward to your reply,