Vegetable growing articles

Aug
12
2020
Sophie Paterson

Zero food miles, zero packaging and plenty more: in praise of allotments

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Monday marked the beginning of National Allotments Week 2020, at a time when the number of prospective allotmenteers far exceeds the number of available allotments. So what do allotments have to offer that means so many of us are itching to get our hands dirty? Read more …

Aug
5
2020
Sophie Paterson

Keeping communities growing: how to get involved

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With huge changes demanded by the Covid-19 pandemic, community gardens and growing spaces up and down the country are adapting to new realities. Here’s how you can support and get involved in their work to keep communities growing. Read more …

Apr
22
2020
Sarah Young

How and why to grow a food forest in your garden

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With many of us taking steps to grow our own food right now, some for the first time, our friends at Ethical.net set out how and why to grow a food forest in your garden. Read more …

Mar
4
2020
Sarah Young

A guide to composting: methods for composting outdoors

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Are you ready to make compost in your back garden? From hot to cold composting and more besides, our friends at Ethical.net share how you can make the most of composting outdoors. Read more …

Feb
23
2020
Chris Huskins

Small farms, land co-ops and farm housing: Chris Huskins of Fanfield Farm

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Today I’m talking with Chris Huskins of Fanfield Farm – an Ecological Land Co-op plot – who is going to build his own house on his smallholding. He’s also trading using mutual credit, via the Open Credit Network. Read more …

Feb
12
2020
Sarah Young

A guide to composting: methods for composting indoors

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Thought not having a garden meant there was little point in composting? Think again! Having covered the basics of composting in Part 1 of the series, Ethical.net take a look at different ways of composting indoors. Read more …

Nov
27
2019
Sarah Young

How to start a small garden in your apartment (Part 2)

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Just what can you grow indoors? Plenty, it turns out. Ethical.net continue their guide to starting a small garden in your apartment. Catch up with Part 1 here. Read more …

Nov
13
2019
Sarah Young

How to start a small garden in your apartment (Part 1)

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Living in an urban flat with no access to outdoor space and yearn for greenery? Our friends at Ethical.net have got it covered with their guide to how to start a small garden in your apartment. Read more …

Jan
10
2019
Lesley Anderson

Life on Birchwood Croft: tales of smallholding in the Scottish Highlands

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Lesley Anderson learns about the ups and downs of life for crofters Beth and Tim Rose at Birchwood Croft in the Scottish Highlands.

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Jan
3
2019
Ed Hamer

Chagfood community market garden apprenticeships on offer in 2019

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Could 2019 be the year you learn how to set up and run a community market garden? Chagfood, a CSA scheme based in Chagford, Devon, is offering two apprenticeship opportunities from April to October. Read more …

Sep
13
2018
Craig Bayne

A woodland classroom for north London – help OrganicLea make it happen!

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OrganicLea are planning a woodland classroom but need your help to make it happen. Craig Bayne tells us more about how you can get involved with this fantastic opportunity to create more space for nature-based learning and food growing skills in north east London. Read more …

Sep
11
2018
Maresa Bossano

Celebrate a bumper harvest at a CSA Open Day this autumn

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We hear from Maresa Bossano about the CSA Open Day events promising fun, friendship and the opportunity to learn about your local community farm this autumn. Read more …

Jun
17
2018
Pete Blunsdon

How to build your own aquaponics greenhouse – Part 3

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In Part 3 of his how to build your own aquaponics greenhouse adventure, Root Cause Organic’s Pete Blunsdon covers the all important growing media, the plants and the fish. Read more …

Jun
10
2018
Pete Blunsdon

How to build your own aquaponics greenhouse (Part 2)

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Pete Blunsdon of Root Cause Organics continues his series of guest posts about how to build your own aquaponics greenhouse. In Part 2, he gets to grips with the all important plumbing. Read more …

May
24
2018
Staci Sylvan

Heartwood Community are seeking new members – could it be you?

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Heartwood Community is seeking energetic, reliable and committed people to join their intentional community in South West Wales. It’s over to Staci from here to tell us more. Read more …

May
15
2018
Pete Blunsdon

How to build your own aquaponics greenhouse (Part 1)

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Pete Blunsdon of Root Cause Organics, an experimental microholding in Buckinghamshire, shares the first in a series of guest posts about how he built his very own aquaponics greenhouse and how you can do the same. It’s over to Pete from here… Read more …

Mar
23
2018
Tomas Remiarz

New no-dig, organic market garden for Manchester: how you can help

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We are starting a new NO DIG MARKET GARDEN that will bring fresh organic food to Manchester. You can help by joining our crowd funder at Read more …

Mar
20
2018
Teresinha Roberts

How to grow your own woad: from seed to harvest

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A natural dye you can harvest from the garden, textile artist Teresinha Roberts of Wild Colours explains how to grow your very own ‘indigo’ woad plant. Read more …

Feb
25
2018
James Dexter

Fancy volunteering for the summer at an off-grid, Ecological Land Coop smallholding?

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Hi – we are James and Sukamala, tenants at Wild Geese Acres, Greenham Reach, which is an off-grid, low-impact farming project established in north Devon by the Ecological Land Coop  (ELC) – see website. http://ecologicalland.coop. Read more …

Dec
12
2017
Sophie Paterson

In praise of the wheelbarrow: low-impact transportation at its best?

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Perhaps these days most commonly associated with the garden, there’s more to the humble wheelbarrow than you might think. Sophie Paterson explores its potential, past and present, as a low-impact form of transportation. Read more …

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