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Bake your lawn

18. January 2012

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Finding ways to engage children in sustainability is a constant challenge but this looks like a brilliant idea to encourage kids to understand that bread can be grown from seed to sandwich. On Monday 23 January, Real Bread Campaign ambassador and star of Channel 4’s The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Tom Herbert sows the Bake Your Lawn challenge […]

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Veg growing season extends

10. November 2011

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Allotments, kitchen gardens and veg patches in the UK now start their growing season earlier and finish much later . Even crops that are traditionally grown under cover can find themselves outside in the fresh air.Far more tomatoes crop reliably outdoors and melons too are coming out of the glasshouse. Seed catalogues already provide kitchen gardeners with a […]

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iPad veg garden planner

9. November 2011

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A new iPad App is launching soon to make planning your vegetable garden even more enjoyable – and easy! Garden Plan Pro  is the fastest way to plan a productive vegetable, herb or fruit garden and achieve your best ever harvest. Designed by the makers of the award-winning garden planner, currently used by over 100,000 global gardeners with data […]

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Kew revives wild flower meadows

18. August 2011

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 Forget planting a tree. If you really want to fight climate change and boost wildlife, it appears that you would be better off investing your money in protecting a local wild flower meadow. To assist with this mission, Kew gardens today announced that they are launching a seed bank for native plant species that will help […]

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Spring is sprung!

20. March 2011

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Spring is sprung!

Its gardening time again! Thousands of gardeners are stirring and millions of seeds are being planted. Here are some specialist seed companies for inspiration: Would love to know any YOU have discovered? Buy seeds Lettuce, aubergine and other Italian delights http://www.seedsofitaly.com/catalogue/4 Heirloom Tomatoeshttp://www.localharvest.org/store/heirloom-tomato-seeds.jsp – USA Carrots http://www.simplyseed.co.uk/carrot-seeds/carrot-seeds-chatenay-red-core.html Beans and brasicas http://www.realseeds.co.uk/beans.html Unusual ideas http://www.suffolkherbs.com/kolist/1/SPROUTING+SEEDS Organic […]

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Bombs of Seeds

18. March 2011

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Bombs of Seeds

Lets not talk of war in Libya rather turn our attention to  creating beauty in abandoned spaces by throwing flower bombs of seeds. Our planet is a precious organism that needs our help to survive and we need to wake up to this responsibility. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seed_bombing Here are examples from Guerilla Gardening of the sorts of […]

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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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Saving Seeds for next Green Revolution

10. February 2011

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“Suddenly plant breeding is sexy. In recent months, soaring prices of food, coupled with fears of runaway climate change, have brought calls for a renaissance in agricultural research — to boost crop yields and deliver new varieties that can stand the heat and drought of a greenhouse world. The world needs a repeat of the […]

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Seedy Sussex Sunday

30. January 2011

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Seedy Sussex Sunday

On 6th February one of  THE gardening events of the year takes place in Hove. Seedy Sunday runs from 10-4.30pm in Hove Centre in Norton Road and costs just £2.This quote from their web-site explains what it is all about: “Seedy Sunday has blazed the trail for UK seed swaps over the past decade: it […]

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Ready to plant mats grow into gardens

19. January 2011

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Just discovered this innovative garden product for those who want to grow their own but dont quite have the experience and knowledge just yet. Constructed of burlap and a paper-like material made of plant fiber, Amber’s Garden Ready-to-Plant mats are designed to take the guesswork out of seed spacing, seed depth and when to plant. […]

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