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The best growing medium for microgreens

Microgreens can add colour, texture, taste and vitamins to mealtimes all year round. You can grow them in the smallest living spaces with just water, a growing medium, and sunlight. What are microgreens? Microgreens are green vegetables. But they’re harvested without their roots before maturing. They often contain higher levels of vitamins and nutrients than…

How to start a vegetable patch

Creating your own vegetable patch is a fantastic idea. It provides your own source of healthy, fresh food and is a great way of doing your bit to create a more sustainable way of living. In particular growing your own organic vegetables, which are expensive in the supermarket, pays financial dividends as well as giving…

What to plant in May

With the advent of warmer, drier weather it’s time to get out in the garden and tame winter’s wildness. Follow our May planting guide to see what you can plant as Spring gathers momentum. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANNUALS, PERENNIALS AND BIENNIALS? Just in case you’re new to gardening, here’s a quick rundown of these…

How to sow tomato seeds in pots

There are two main types of tomato: compact bush varieties, and larger cordon varieties. The latter grow better in large growing bags, 30cm pots, or in the ground, and will need to be staked for support. Bush varieties don’t need support as they grow much shorter and bushier. They can be grown in pots and hanging baskets easily. Tomato plants prefer…

Get Veg Growing

We’re spending a lot more time at home at the moment, and many people are using much of this time tending their gardens. One of the biggest grow-at-home trends is growing your own veg – which is a great idea. Nothing beats the flavour of home-grown, because it’s so fresh and still full of the…

How to grow vegetables in coco coir peat

One of the main joys of having your own garden or allotment is being able to grow some delicious vegetables. However, with the sustainability issues surrounding conventional planting materials, many horticulturists are turning to more environmentally-friendly methods for growing their veg. One such method growing in popularity is the use of coco coir, created from the…