We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake, as our lives depend on it writes George Monbiot for The Guardian. Soil in allotments contains a third more organic carbon than agricultural soil and 25% more nitrogen. This is one of the reasons why allotment holders produce between four and 11 times more food per […]
After consuming a meal with the leaves of a plant, thought to be a wild green, but actually turning out to be Mandragora – which grows commonly around Sicily; there would rightly be cause for concern. For those not familiar, it’s a highly poisonous plant and one that should be avoided. I have read from […]
Thank you to everyone for their kind words since it was announced I won The Big Allotment Challenge on BBC2. Potatoes, cucumbers, peas and tomatoes, these are just a few of the crops I grew for the show. However, at home on my allotments I’ve grown totally different crops, not just to be different but […]
UK seed and plant company Sutton Seeds have introduced a world exclusive onto the market in the form of Crimson Crush – claiming it will “shrug off even the worst blight”. This Spring only plants are available with the seeds due for release in Autumn 2015. The plants crop from mid-June until October. The Horticultural […]
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Alan Titchmarsh shows us his vegetable garden.
Compost expert Mick Poultney gives us an insight into his methods of making compost within a month. Please note: This video was made by voltunary organisation The National Vegetable Society therefore we aren’t showing the full video but this can be purchased via their website at http://www.nvsuk.org.uk/dvds.html Support Mick by ‘like’ing his facebook page at […]
Renowned activist and author Michael Pollan argues that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health, build communities, fix our broken food system, and break our growing dependence on corporations. The event was chaired by Tim Lang, professor of Food Policy at City University London. […]
How to grow an amaryllis bulb, a beautiful large flower for indoors.
Fake grass hasn’t always had the best of reputations, but whether a lot of people have realised it or not, things are beginning to change with more and more people making the move to an artificial lawn. Why the Sudden Shift? Up until quite recently, artificial grass was only used in a relatively few domestic […]