National Allotments Week

9th - 15th August 2021

Plotting For The Future

If you think your allotment dreams are over because you don’t have any outdoor space, think again.

Growing your own produce is rewarding, sustainable and easier than you might think.

10 Herbs You Can Grow From Your Kitchen Counter

10 Herbs You Can Grow From Your Kitchen Counter

No garrden? No problem!

Here's 10 herbs that you can grow in pots, from you kitchen.

Herbs are a great way to add flavour to your cooking, they're also good for you. Herbs can pack in just as much nutrition as vegetables! Just like green leafy vegetables, fresh herbs contain large amounts of vitamins A, C and K. Many herb plants also contain polyphenols. Polyphenols are plant compounds that have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities.

Should You Be Talking To Your Plants?

Should You Be Talking To Your Plants?

You may have heard that talking to your plants encourages them to grow, but is there any truth in it?

The Royal Horticultural Society conducted a study to find out and here are the results...

How To Grow Fruit & Vegetables Indoors: For Those Of Us Who Don't Have a Garden

How To Grow Fruit & Vegetables Indoors: For Those Of Us Who Don't Have a Garden

Since the Coronavirus lockdown measures came into place, more and more of us are trying to regain some sense of control when it comes to sourcing food: all you need to do is look at all the people baking their own bread on Instagram to see that’s true.

Many of us are, likewise, turning to growing our own fruits, herbs and vegetables. This isn’t exactly a new trend, of course: indeed, millennials have long rated it as one of their top five leisure activities, and it’s easy to see why. Countless studies have found that the mental health benefits of gardening are extensive: not only can regular gardening reduce mental health problems like depression and anxiety, but it can also reduce stress and combat high blood pressure, as well as improving overall physical fitness. 

However, while a third of us are now adept at growing our own food, many of us aren’t blessed with gardens or balconies to turn into our own little fruit and vegetable plots – no matter how much we may want to showcase our green fingers. 

Nowadays, though, anything is possible – even growing fruit and vegetables indoors. In fact, some of are even using up bits of leftover vegetables to grow brand-new ones from our windowsills. 

How To Grow Vegetables Indoors Without Any Equipment

How To Grow Vegetables Indoors Without Any Equipment

Grow vegetables and fruit indoors in the UK/ grow veg at home. If you fancy growing some fruit & veg at home but are short on materials - here's what you can do to get your seeds started.