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If you drink filtered coffee, don’t throw your coffee grounds away. They are excellent for the garden.
Coffee grounds are a great source of nitrogen, just what your leaves love, though it’s not a quick nitrogen fix. The nitrogen in coffee grounds is released slowly. However, phosphorous (for roots) and potassium (for fruits and flowers) are immediately available.
December and January is a good time to plan your vegetable growing or allotmenteering for the season ahead…
There is plenty to think about including crop rotation, which crops you would like to grow, preparation of the soil, and ordering your seeds early.
Crop rotation is a vital part of the planning process as you need to move…
More than 20 London charities took in the 17th annual London Farms and Gardens Show on September 19.
Feedback on the standard of exhibits from judges, who included staff from the Chelsea Physic Garden and Duchy College, was excellent.
To get a flavour of this year’s show in this 3 minute video produced by Capel Manor College:
The team from…
The Kitchen Garden Forum is a fun, thriving community of people like you. Each week we highlight a thread for further discussion.
Forum user Monika asks:
I know there are some very pale varieties of carrots but some of our carrots this year (Amsterdam 3 and Autumn King 2) are really pale and look ‘sickly’ though they are a decent size…
Flowers were first recorded as being used in food in 140 BC, many different cultures since incorporated them into everyday foods.
Calendula flower petals make a tasty addition to summer salads and stir-fries.
Sow: March-May thinly direct into finely raked, moist, warm, weed free soil where the plants are to flower 13mm (½”) deep. As the seedlings develop,…
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