How to save tomato seeds

September 12, 2013
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There’s nothing quite like sowing a seed that you’ve saved yourself. Or giving away your own seeds to friends and neighbours. And there are other benefits, too – including saving money, protecting our biodiversity and letting crops flower for pollinators.  But is it possible to save seeds when you’re only growing with a few containers […]

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How to make your own moveable raised bed – step by step

August 16, 2013
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DIY project: Level 2 (easy to medium) Here’s how to make your own moveable raised bed / large container using recycled materials – all for just a few pounds or dollars. Add a lick of paint to the outside and you’ll create a stylish container to rival any you can buy! The benefits of making […]

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How to make your own container with water reservoir

May 14, 2013
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Using old recycling boxes and pvc piping Step by step instructions  In this post you’ll learn how to make a long lasting, high performance container with water reservoir. Level of difficulty: moderate Water reservoirs make watering easier and dramatically improve yields. You can add reservoirs in various ways. One simple way is to add a […]

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Ten great crops to grow in containers

May 3, 2013
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When growing in small spaces, you want a lot from the crops you grow. You want them to give you plenty to eat, to taste amazing, and ideally to look great, too. After experimenting with over fifty different vegetable crops, here are ten I’ve found to be amongst the very best. (Herbs and fruits to […]

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