Category Archives: Grow and Eat

Why Wheelie Bin Storage with a Planter is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Wheelie Bin with Planter

Do you look out of the window at your lovely garden only to have your view spoiled by your clunky wheelie bins? Do you wish your garden was the focus at BBQs and not your wheelies? In short, a wheelie bin store with planter might just be the answer to your prayers. In fact, we think wheelie […]

10 Ways To Make An Eco-Friendly Garden

eco friendly garden

With winters becoming wetter and longer and summers becoming hotter and shorter, we can be in no doubt that climate change is affecting everyday life in the UK. If you are concerned about climate change and its damaging effect on the environment. You can take steps like switching to renewable energy, lowering carbon footprint and […]

How To Grow Microgreens At Home

Microgreens

When it comes to superfoods, microgreens are hard to beat. However, buying them can be expensive. What many people don’t know is that growing these tiny shoots of goodness at home is relatively easy. Even without a greenhouse or fancy lighting equipment, you could harvest your first crop in as little as seven days. In […]

Remember Remember: Your Garden Jobs for September

September Garden Jobs

In September, the weather tends to get a little cooler. Though sometimes there’s some late sunshine (fingers crossed). It’s also harvesting time along with other garden jobs. So if you have a fruit and veg patch, you should be spoiled for choice with things to include in your autumn soups and crumbles. September is also […]

Go Foraging in Your Own Garden

Have you ever been rambling through the woods and thought ‘If I had to survive out here, what would I eat?’ Nature is a great provider and you can start garden foraging all kinds of berries, herbs, flowers, and fungi that can be eaten. But before you go all Bear Grylls! Remember certain things can […]

Create Your Own Salad Garden

The summer is here, and our thoughts often turn to eating healthily (whether we actually do it is another question!). We might tuck into more fruit, salads, and lighter foods in general, especially when it’s hot. Fruit and veg in the supermarket can be pricey, they’ve usually been flown thousands of miles, and there’s no […]

Could You Be the Next Champion Giant Vegetable Grower?

Every year, expert vegetable growers gather at the Malvern Autumn Show to showcase their giant vegetables at the CANNA UK National Giant Vegetables Championship. Previous contests featured the world’s heaviest red cabbage, which weighed in at a whopping 23.3kg, and the world’s heaviest chilli pepper. Want to know more about the show? Here are some […]

How to Protect Your Garden from Heavy Rain

If you’re a seasoned gardener, you’ll probably be heard telling people rain is good for the garden when they complain about it. But in recent weeks, we’ve had a lot more rainfall than average, and this can do a lot of damage to gardens. Here are some tips on how to give your garden some […]

What’s the Most Eco-Friendly Way to Barbecue Food?

Ah, the barbecue. The preserve of the meat lover. What is it about grilling meat on an open flame that makes it so delicious? The smell, the juices, the smoky flavour? Okay, now I’m hungry! But as you’ve probably figured out, burning fuel to cook your delicious food and releasing a lot of smoke into […]

How to Grow Herbs and Keep Them Healthy

Rather than the typical British way of seasoning food, namely ketchup, salt and pepper, using herbs can make all the difference to a dish. They can add lots of flavour and nutrients to your cooking, and there’s no need to get them from the supermarket, you can grow your home. Supermarket herbs are okay, but […]

7 Tips for a Perfect BBQ

Did you enjoy a barbecue over the glorious Easter weekend? The warmer weather might have whetted your appetite for more al fresco dining and get-togethers with friends and family. But how do you make your barbecues go with a bang? We have all the tips you need for a perfect BBQ. Spruce up your perfect […]

Get your Greenhouse Ready for the Spring

Spring Greenhouse

Spring is a good time to clean your greenhouse to get rid of any pests and diseases it’s harbouring before spring arrives. This spring, it’s likely to contain far fewer plants than it does at other times of the year, and there’s not too much to do in the garden either, so you’ll have plenty […]

How to Set up Easter Egg Hunts in Your Garden

Easter Egg Hunt

It’s officially British springtime, and if you’re a keen gardener, you’re probably ready to get stuck into a season of new projects. But before you do, it’s Easter next weekend, so why not turn your garden into a place that’s full of fun for your children or grandchildren and have an Easter egg hunt? Craft […]

Grow Your Own Christmas Dinner

christmas veg

Many of us wouldn’t think of looking any further than Tesco for our Christmas dinner meat, veg and all the trimmings, but by far the best way to get the freshest produce is to grow your own. Why not make a resolution to make your Christmas dinner full of homegrown produce next year? Here’s how: […]

How to Start a Kitchen Garden

kitchen garden

The kitchen garden is becoming a popular concept. Concerns about the safety and nutritional value of supermarket produce, the effects of climate change on crops, and the need to feed a growing population has led to many people growing their own produce to save money, reduce waste, and protect the environment. Not to mention the […]