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Wannabe: The “schoolboy errors” of a newbie urban farmer

May 7, 2012
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Growing food at home can be a challenging task for the inexperienced gardener. Selecting appropriate plants, sowing seeds at the right time and keeping them in the best possible conditions can be tough tasks for the uninitiated. And with the fast-pace of modern life it’s all too easy to give up on a failing hobby. We...

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How to: grow mushrooms without fancy equipment

December 15, 2011
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The Basic Version: Baby Buttons or plump portobellos Button and portobello mushrooms are simple to grow, classic and delicious. If you grow your own, you can also choose whether to eat them young and fresh, or leave them until they develop a richer, mature flavour. Why wouldn’t you? Equipment: 60cm x 90cm growing tray,...

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We love this Guardian article and you will too…

December 1, 2011
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We love this Guardian article and you will too…

From quail in the East End to honey bees in King’s Cross, The Guardian’s Carole Cadwalladr goes in search of all the ingredients for a meal sourced as close as possible to her London home. Can you source a complete meal from inside the M25? Check it out here

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Grow your own Christmas dinner

December 1, 2011
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Happy first of December city growers! With the festive season fast approaching we thought it would be great to share some tips on how to grow your Christmas dinner from your very own garden. We have put together a step-by-step guide to plant, grow and enjoy the perfect home-grown Christmas dinner. If you have...

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How to make curried parsnip soup from your very own garden

November 26, 2011
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How to make curried parsnip soup from your very own garden

It is quick, easy and simple to make delicious meals using the products you grow in your garden and with Christmas fast approaching curried parsnip soup is an extremely seasonal and healthy meal. Ingredients: 50g (2oz) butter 1 tsp curry powder 2 large onions sliced 750g (1.1/2) parsnips sliced 600ml (1 pt) chicken stock...

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Six simple steps to the perfect home garden

November 26, 2011
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Six simple steps to the perfect home garden

It might seem crazy to start thinking about starting a vegetable garden in the middle of winter but believe it or not, now is the perfect time to begin preparing for a successful autumn batch of fruit and vegetables. Don’t let living in the city and lack of garden space put you off, crops...

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