Growing your own produce

14 June 2011
A well-established garden with a good layer of mulch should be fine, even in the current dry conditions, an expert has said.According to Helen Gazeley, creator of gardening blog Weeding the Web, even a dust mulch can be enough to retain...
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08 June 2011
Growing vegetables in an outside space can be a fantastic emotional experience that can be rewarding and go a long way to lightening people's mood, an expert has suggested.Speaking after it was revealed adults suffering from depression,...
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11 May 2011
Over 50,000 allotments have been sold off in the last 15 years, despite an increasing interest from people who want to grow their own fruit and vegetables.That is according to planning minister Greg Clark, who has promised to start...
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23 March 2011
Gardening for 30 minutes a day can provide a beneficial workout for greenhouse enthusiasts, it has been suggested.Using as little machinery as possible is the best way to reap the maximum benefit from working in an outside space, according...
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09 March 2011
Greenhouse and gardening enthusiasts have been urged to start planting their fruit and vegetables over the coming weeks to ensure they get the best results.That is the opinion of Build It editor Anna-Marie DeSouza, who said this time...
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17 February 2011
Greenhouse and gardening enthusiasts may be interested to hear the opinion that hardy annuals are a great bet for those nervous about growing from seed.These colourful plants can be sown in late February and are easy to grow, according...
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09 February 2011
Greenhouse and gardening enthusiasts may be interested to learn one DIY chain is offering "turbo vegetables" in a bid to provide growers with a bumper crop in 2011. B&Q hopes its new range of super-size plants will satisfy...
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29 September 2010
Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts heading to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Autumn Harvest Show could get in the mood by watching some related TV this Friday (October 1st) evening. At 19:00 BST, BBC 2's Gardeners' World...
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21 September 2010
Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts will be able to pick up a number of expert tips on growing apples at a forthcoming event in London. Running on October 5th and 6th at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Lindley and Lawrence Halls,...
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02 August 2010
Britain is becoming a nation full of garden and greenhouse enthusiasts, according to new figures. A recent Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) survey showed just how popular growing your own fruit and vegetables has become. The statistics...
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09 April 2010
Britain is becoming a nation of fruit and vegetable growers, new figures have shown.While flowers made up 70 per cent of seed sales at home and garden chain B&Q a decade ago, food seeds now account for 79 per cent.According to...
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04 March 2010
Even green-fingered enthusiasts with small gardens or limited space in their greenhouses are able to save money and enjoy tastier home-cooked dishes by growing their own herbs, one expert has advised.With the government's new Landbank...
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05 February 2010
New gardeners have been given tips on growing their own vegetables.Individuals who are looking to start growing vegetables for the first time have been advised to stick to five easy crops to build their confidence, it has been reported.According...
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13 January 2010
Growing vegetables in a garden is an easy and cost-effective means of adopting a healthier lifestyle.That is according to the First Lady of the United States, who is using the White House garden as an example of the potential benefits...
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05 October 2009
Thousands of children are discovering the joy and rewards of gardening thanks to a campaign being supported by a national newspaper in the UK.Some 250,000 children across the country have been learning how to grow their own vegetables,...
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