Allotment jobs for January

Allotment jobs for January

My top 10 jobs for January in no particular order. These are just some of the tasks I tend to do to get ready for the rest of the year. 1. Clean greenhouse / polytunnel I tend to use hot water and Jeyes fluid follow the ratio on the back of the bottle, along with […]

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Starting an Allotment

Between testing new varieties, testing current varieties and having our current land so far away from home I don’t really get a chance to garden for the family as much as I should. Our home garden is under massive development at the moment moving over 120 ton of soil to level a section of the […]

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Building and Using a Worm Bin

Building and Using a Worm Bin

Worms have been recycling organic materials and returning it to the soil as worm compost or vermicomposting for millions of years. Regardless of how much outdoor space you have, setting up your own worm bin allows you to have your own worms eating your nutrient-filled food scraps and turn it into valuable compost that helps […]

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Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening

Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening

Growing your own vegetables is a great way to grow your own food, cut down on expenses at the market and know exactly what you’re eating and how its’ been grown. It is not only self-satisfying to see your efforts produce a bountiful harvest, but homegrown vegetables taste better because they ripened on the plant and […]

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Recycling Household Items to Start Seeds

Recycling Household Items to Start Seeds

Recycling used household items to start seeds isn’t only friendly to our environment, since so much stuff is thrown in landfills, but it also saves money. It’s common knowledge that many food items can be used in the compost bin, but there are everyday household items that make useful vessels for seed-starting. Recycling items from […]

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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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