Blog Posts - Grow Your Own



5 Produce That Can Grow in Your Own Home

Some people consider their homes as their favourite place in the entire world. If you are one of them, you might want to make it an even better place by planting your own produce in......

How to Plant a Garden in a Small Space

Gardening is good for you, reducing stress and improving health, according to a new infographic produced by Compost Direct.  Older gardeners even have a 36-47% lower risk of dementia than non-gardeners.  Unfortunately, with more people livi...
by Attachment Mummy on Jun 14, 2016

Marinated Broad Beans

These Marinated Broad Beans are my idea of summer in a jar! Bursting with flavour, they’ll be the highlight of any buffet, Ploughmans or lunch box. This week I had the surreal experience of opening a magazine and seeing my words, recipes and ph...
by Hedgecombers on May 6, 2016

Grow Your Own Pistachio Nuts!

Pistachios are a great source of vitamins and minerals and are naturally cholesterol free. A serving of pistachios contains 170 calories and is a good source of many key nutrients containing over 10% of the Daily Value of fiber, protein, vita...
by Medusa's Garden on Apr 8, 2016

Balcony Gardening: March 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Well, one of them anyway, I just love all the spring bulbs and could happily gaze at daffodils and hyacinths for hours.  Not to mention the beautiful perfumes.  Like much of the country, our d...
by Attachment Mummy on Mar 17, 2016

Water Butts and Butt Pumps

My husband has been spending a lot of time watering the plants recently and came up with an ingenious plan to make things a bit easier. He decided to write an article about it, so over to him:How do you water your garden, hosepipe or watering can? W...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Aug 12, 2015

How to make a lavender wand

Lavender is in season and I have loads of lovely fragrant lavender growing in my garden right now. There are many uses for lavender, but my current favourite is to make lavender wands. I don't use them for casting spells - I use them to keep my cloth...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Jul 29, 2015

Balcony Gardening: Late May 2015

A quick update on how the balcony is looking before we head off on holiday.  It's all starting to happen out there, and there will definitely be things to pick when we get back.  The bees are a-buzzing and we have been visited by a couple o...
by Attachment Mummy on Jun 1, 2015

Balcony Gardening: Early May 2015

The spring blooms are continuing with a vengeance, and everything else is growing like mad, much to our delight.  The combination of sunny and rainy spells at the end of April certainly seemed to help give everything a boost, and luckily the mer...
by Attachment Mummy on May 20, 2015

Balcony Gardening: Planning and Shopping

The sun's shining, the spring flowers are in full bloom, and it's all systems go in the garden, or balcony in our case.  This year we are giving you regular updates on our mini allotment with all of its herb, flower, vegetable and fruit action,...
by Attachment Mummy on Apr 9, 2015

Another Bloomin’ Update: Bean’s Beans

I just had to show you how well my beans are doing! Mummy says we’ll have to replant them soon but it’s raining outside today so we’ll have to wait. I hope they don’t get too tall for the windowsill! We’d love to see wha...
by Bean On An Adventure on Mar 28, 2015

Grow-Your-Own, From Your Own

As part of the grow-your-own challenge this month we thought we’d have a go at growing from our own. The other day mummy bean made a curry from a Crown Prince Squash. She saved some of the seeds and this morning we’ve planted them! WeR...
by Bean On An Adventure on Mar 26, 2015

How Does Your Garden Grow? (Giveaway)

As you know, the Green Bean Challenge this month is all about growing your own. So come on mummy bean, let’s have a little less talk and a lot more action. Here’s what we are going to plant and when we can plant them. We are going to put...
by Bean On An Adventure on Mar 7, 2015

Why We Should Still Dig For Victory

…a post from the voice ‘Dig For Victory’ was a campaign set up during the Second World War. It was instigated to try to encourage people to grow their own vegetables, in order to alleviate the food shortage, boost moral and suppleme...
by Bean On An Adventure on Mar 2, 2015

March Green Bean Challenge: Grow Your Own

It’s March! We’re a third of the way through the year and Spring is on the way. I’m looking forward to the better weather so that mummy and daddy bean can take me out more places! This month we are going to be growing our own for th...
by Bean On An Adventure on Mar 1, 2015

How A Challenged Turned $500 Into $25,000 In Sales

Last year I joined a friendly challenge between personal finance bloggers hosted by Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents.  We each had to invest $1,000 of our own money and at the end of 2014 we would see who had the most left.  I love these kinds of...
by Yes, I Am Cheap on Feb 3, 2015

Summer garden update

Content by Erin Brooks. Greetings from my summer garden! We’re having a bumper year at our place, which is the result of some serious work during the cooler... The post Summer garden update appeared first on she cooks, she gardens.
by she cooks, she gardens on Jan 29, 2015

Top Tips for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in the Wintertime

Anyone that lives near or drives through rural regions of America is familiar with the barren landscape that appears during the winter months. With the sun’s heat less intense and its appearances few and far between in the American heartland, w...
by The Alternative Consumer on Jan 20, 2015

I Went Away for a Week…….

A very cute baby pumpkin, one I'm hoping will grow into a nice big pumpkinI went away for a week, leaving the garden, worms and compost in the kids' capable hands.The garden was just starting to set fruit (or vegetables as the case may be). There was...

The Poor Man's Top Tips for Slashing Your Food Budget

Poor Man Survival Self Reliance tools for independent minded people… www.poormansurvivor.net   ISSN 2161-5543 A Digest of Urban Survival Resources   Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be. - Helen Keller   F...
by Urban Survival Resources on Oct 16, 2014


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