Eat, Grow

Cook’s containers #1: Lettuce hanging basket

Growing lettuce is one of the easiest things ever (as the lettuce rockery proves). This hanging basket is ideal if you have limited windowbox space. Simply fill a hanging basket with moisture control compost, scatter with lettuce (rocket, sorrel or whatever)  seeds, hang it outside your back or front door, water every day (or as often […]

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Gift, Grow

How to make a greenhouse for free

A greenhouse is a useful thing. It helps you harden off your tomatoes and other veg with ease; it allows you to grow things that you might otherwise not be able to in the UK climate; and it acts as a brilliant slug defence. However, greenhouses can also be expensive. Luckily, discovering ManMadeDIY on Twitter […]

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Grow

How to harden off plants (and tickle tomatoes)

  One of the joys of sunny days is that they call you out into the garden even when you’ve got proper grown-up things to do (which is why gardening and freelance writing work so well together, because you can garden by day and write stuff to pay the bills by night).  I decided to […]

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