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How to grow the best salads at the lowest cost

November 22, 2013
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Good quality, fresh salad is expensive. The good news is that you can grow even higher quality, better flavoured salad at home in containers – all for a tiny fraction of the price (if you use recycled materials, almost free!). And by growing it at home, you can pick it fresh whenever you want it. Salad […]

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How much food can you grow in pots?

November 15, 2013
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To show that it’s possible to grow lots of food – even if you don’t have a garden – I’ve been measuring the weight and value of the food grown in containers in our small concrete back yard in Newcastle, UK, from 1 May to 31 October this year. This continues the experiments I did […]

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What to do in November

November 8, 2013
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As we descend into November, temperatures cool, days get shorter and light levels drop. Growth in the garden slows or grinds to a halt. This is a quieter month in the container garden, but there are still some useful jobs you can do. Care for winter crops. Get your wormery ready for winter. Sow broad beans […]

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The ONE thing you MUST do when starting a new container garden

October 16, 2013
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One of the first things I did when I started growing food on my balcony was to spend a lot of time and effort building a huge container out of wood. I later discovered that the place I’d built it got less sun than anywhere else on the balcony. Big mistake! The lesson I learnt […]

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