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RHS helps Grow Your Own

15. March 2011

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RHS helps Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own weekends 26-27 March Visit the RHS gardens for expert advice on growing fruit and veg. Pick up your free starter pack (first-come, first-served) which will tell you how to get involved in the Great RHS Vegetable Challenge. iPhone app Have you downloaded the Grow Your Own iPhone app yet? The free app […]

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Share your garden?

14. March 2011

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Share your garden?

All over the UK people are realising the financial and health benefits of growing their own produce as food prices rise and finances are restricted by many factors.One idea  if you dont have a garden or allotment to plant your produce  is to join one of the many Garden sharing schemes being set up: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/gardening/article-1365990/Not-got-vegetable-patch-Take-neighbours-garden-sharing-scheme.html

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Grow Asparagus in a bag?

13. March 2011

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If you have ever wanted to harvest your own asparagus but are short on space in the garden -or don’t even have a garden – then try this novel idea . Anyone ever tried this way of growing asparagus? http://www.garden-plants-flowers-bulbs.shoppingvariety.co.uk/122149916.html I had always thought that growing asparagus is a labour of love and patience as […]

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Supermarket rooftop veg garden

10. March 2011

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Food from the Sky, is an unusual exercise in the principles of permaculture and sustainable gardening and they have built a roof top garden on a supermarket in North London. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/mar/09/supermarket-rooftop-vegetable-garden

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The Horticultural Channel launches

5. March 2011

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At last something is happening in the world of gardening TV. Tomorrow at 9 am sees the launch of The Horticultural Channel.tv, a new television micro-channel to be broadcast for the first time on Sky and Freesat. Programmes can even be downloaded via iTunes. Or watch it  at  http://www.youtube.com/horticulturalchannel THC.tv provides programmes for amateur gardeners […]

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Calling All International Gardeners!

5. March 2011

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Calling All International Gardeners!

I am currently having some very interesting gardening experiences: 1. My kitchen window is still littered with seed packets.Every time I look into the garden it is cold, cloudy and miserable with a distinct lack of sunlight and warmth. Nothing tempts me outdoors to expose my beautiful tiny seedlings to the mixed delights of an […]

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Is newspaper toxic for my organic garden?

4. March 2011

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Peter Kearney who founded City Food Growers near Brisbane, Australia has written this interesting blog about whether you should use newspaper in organic gardens. http://cityfoodgrowers.com.au/blog-latestposts.php?catid=104

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Urban Food Growing

25. February 2011

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Capital Growth have launched a number of urban food growing training sessions across London to encourage Londoners to “Grow their Own”  this summer:  (North)The Regents Park  http://dmtrk.net/8UC-DHD0-13QQWM-54SJY-0/c.aspx ) (West) Hammersmith Community Gardens Association  http://dmtrk.net/8UC-DHD0-13QQWM-54SJX-0/c.aspx  (East) Growing Communities, Allens Gardens  http://dmtrk.net/8UC-DHD0-13QQWM-54SJZ-0/c.aspx )) (South) The London Wildlife Trust  (full list coming soon)

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The Edible Garden Show

24. February 2011

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The Edible Garden Show

The ultimate Grow your Own event is taking place at Stoneleigh Park  in Warwickshire from 18th to 20th March. http://www.theediblegardenshow.co.uk/

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How green is Jamie Oliver?

16. February 2011

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Great to know that celebrities like Jamie Oliver are doing their bit to encourage us Brits to reduce food miles by growing our own food. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/8303479/Jamie-Oliver-to-sprinkle-his-magic-on-Homebase.html Such a pity that Mr Oliver did not check where his range of gardening products are being sourced from .The low carbon benefits of grow your own are maybe […]

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