How to Make Your Own Organic Liquid Fertilisers

How to Make Your Own Organic Liquid Fertilisers

Liquid fertilisers are one of the best ways to help your young, spring plants get the nutrition they need. One reason is because soil temperatures tend to be low in the springtime, making the soil organisms that bring nutrients to your plants sluggish. This means fewer goodies for your plants to eat. That’s where liquid […]

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Six Ways to Avoid Transplant Shock

Six Ways to Avoid Transplant Shock

Some gardeners believe that it’s almost impossible to avoid transplant shock, but I disagree. With proper care and handling, just about any plant can remain robust and healthy after transplanting. The biggest cause of transplant shock is damage to the roots. A plant absorbs most of its moisture and nutrients from tiny little root hairs […]

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Benefits of Using Organic Pest-Control Methods

Benefits of Using Organic Pest-Control Methods

Protecting our environment has become an important topic, especially as we are constantly hearing about its destruction due to the toxins and pollutants entering the land, water, air and food-supply. Gardeners are becoming more aware of the poisonous effects synthetic chemicals have on beneficial insects and pollinators, as well as the serious issues with chemical […]

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Tomato Gardening Inside Containers

Tomato Gardening Inside Containers

Once you’ve sank your teeth into a homegrown tomato, those tasteless, plastic-like things found at the local market just won’t do. Growing tomatoes doesn’t require a large area of garden space, so those with no more than a sunny patio or porch can still grow hardy plants inside containers. Some tomato types grow small enough […]

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Coffee Grounds in the Garden – Facts and Fiction

Coffee Grounds in the Garden – Facts and Fiction

If you are a coffee-lover, nothing gives you that much needed morning pick-me-up like a fresh hot cup of liquid energy. The used grounds can also give your garden a boost, if used correctly, and with organic gardening on the rise, coffee grounds are hailed as a cure for everything from pest-control to providing organic […]

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Identifying and Controlling Aphids in Gardens

Identifying and Controlling Aphids in Gardens

With over 500 aphid species found in Great Britain, according to the Royal Horticultural Society, every gardener is bound to be plagued with the tiny, pear-shaped pest at one time or the other. Aphids, also called plant lice, greenfly and blackfly, come in assorted colors of white, black, yellow, green, pink and speckled, though all […]

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How to Build a DIY Compost Tumbler

Making your own compost is one of the single, most effective ways you can create sustenance for your garden. Not only can you create high quality organic matter for free, composting allows you to seamlessly recycle the majority of your kitchen scraps and yard debris. It’s a win-win any way you look at it. And […]

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Spring has finally sprung

Spring has finally sprung here in the U.K and though it’s not official for a few more days, we’ve found that our garden’s are not a’waitin’ for the official word on things. Things to do in the March garden Inside: If you haven’t already started your tomatoes, aubergines and peppers, now’s the time to do […]

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A Simple Way to Grow Your Carrots in Containers

A Simple Way to Grow Your Carrots in Containers

Ever wanted to grow carrots but felt that your allotment or garden was too small? Or maybe all you have to work with is a sunny porch? Well, believe it or not, carrots are super easy to grow in containers, and if you’re like us, you’ll be able to get a harvest all year round! […]

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