Posts Tagged ‘gardening’

Grow Cabinet Light Box

Person Author: Mark Calender January 14, 2015 Posted Tags: , , , , Comment 1 Comment
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My how i made my light box grow cabinet for £40. Originally i wanted to use an old chest of draws and convert it to a light box. However i do not have a garage or shed suitable so i had to think about having one in the house. This was not a problem but i didn't really fancy a scrappy lump of wood with wires sticking out in my office. So i did some thinking and came up with my build. Hope you like it as much as i do. I started off with a canvass wardrobe, A simple light weight structure that allowed a large space for my plants and also gave me the additional shelves for storage. It did not take long to set up and for a mere £17 including delivery i really think it was a bargain. After all a tin of white gloss paint was going to cost around £15 just to make the first idea of a w

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Let’s Get Dirty!

Person Author: Sojali Farm Calender December 28, 2014 Posted Tags: , , , , Comment No Comments
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Gardening is fast becoming the new ‘thing’. More and more people are putting their names on allotment lists, planting at home, and sowing seeds in all varieties of containers and pots and sometimes more unusual holders to grow their fruit, veggies, herbs and plants in. We aim to bring all the delights of Grow Your Own (GYO) to children and adults alike. To do this, we need to start at the beginning. The Soil. Most horticulturists and gardeners know that if your soil is perfect, you can grow literally anything. The exception of course being anything that requires certain conditions like high alkaline or high acidic soil, but for now, let’s show our little ‘angels’ all about soil and the importance that worms have in creating the perfect base for plants to grow in. Wormery

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Small Plots Can Produce A lot.

Person Author: Mark Calender December 17, 2014 Posted Tags: , , Comment No Comments
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The joys of growing our own produce should not be limited to the space we have. With the need for new houses and land in great demand gardens are becoming smaller and space a premium resource. Living in a semi Urban area i am fortunate to have a reasonable sized garden for the family to enjoy at the rear of the property this is our space to retreat to on a quiet sunny evening with a glass of vino. However we have always wanted to grow our own vegetables so we looked out to the front garden. In early 2014 we sourced a local farmer to deliver a good load of well rotted manure, Slightly more than we anticipated arrived but i set to work and made a raised bed which we would grow the usual beans, lettuces, leeks and the main general veg most people grow year in year out. This raised bed was

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How not to look after your plot

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender May 11, 2012 Posted Tags: , , Comment 1 Comment
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Today finally I had a little bit of time and the weather was okay too so did a bit of gardening. When you have to travel to get to your allotment it is not always easy to manage your plot. Going to work, get back home and then make dinner and spend some time with the kids hmm  when to garden?! How do you manage your time in the allotment? If you garden at home of course it is much easier, I think anyway I have never tried that way. First time this year I am planning to have some herbs in the small garden that is all. I am a very bad time manager, and too busy with hmm I don't really know what with but definitely not sitting around watching  footy and drinking beer lol...  So believe it or not my greenhouse looked like this today Last years cape gooseberry debris and some w

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