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EP7: Planting Berries & Edible Special
Sean and the team head to Alexandra Palace to meet viewers at the annual Edible Garden Show. Back on the allotment Geoff plants blackberries and raspberries. This episode features: Mr Bloom, Skinny Jean Gardeners, WoodBlocx, Jonathan Moseley, The Big Allotment Challenge contestants. Tweet ##thehortchannel Read more
Gardener attacked with acid for strimming grass
A council gardener was scarred for life after a woman threw concentrated sulphuric acid in his face because the sound of his strimmer annoyed her. Derek Mahoney, 53, was cutting grass in Hackney when tenant Jacqueline Pocket doused him in drain cleaner — 91 per cent sulphuric acid. Colleagues... Read more
We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake, as our lives depend on it
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... Read more
Seed Sharing Deemed Illegal in the United States

John from breaks the news that seed sharing in the USA has been deemed not legal and certain organizations are prohibited from freely sharing seeds.

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Organic Consumers statement on WHO findings reports: A new report published today in the journal Lancet Oncology says Monsanto’s Roundup is a “probable carcinogen.” The report originated from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the France-based cancer research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO). The Organic Consumers Association issued the following statement... Read more
Best Veg Blog at Grow Your Own Awards
Grow Your Own Awards run by Tweet ##thehortchannel Read more
The Big Allotment Challenge Q&A
While at The Edible Garden Show 2015 Sean presented a Q&A on the main stage with some contestants from The Big Allotment Challenge. Tweet ##thehortchannel Read more
Kew on a Plate
Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc, together with Kate Humble, has been given the unique opportunity to spend a year at the most famous botanical gardens at Kew to re-establish the long-lost kitchen gardens that once provided produce for the royal table from George II to Queen Victoria. It’s spring at... Read more
Titli returns to YouTube
After a six month break Titli Nihan has return to her YouTube channel: Titli’s Busy Garden. The break in the series was a result of Titli spending time to fund raise for her local church to replace the bells in the tower. In her first video of 2015 she... Read more
Edible Garden Show Schedule
From Friday March 20 until Sunday March 22 the entire Horticultural Channel team will be moving camp to Alexandra Palace in North London to take part in The Edible Garden Show 2015. Sean, Vivi and Geoff will be attending for the full three day event with Ky joining the... Read more