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Children unable to identify common vegetables

A survey has come up with interesting findings where the majority of children have been found to be unable to identify most vegetables that we grow and eat. The survey for children under 16 came to the conclusion that half of them did not know how a cucumber differed from a courgette. Similarly, a survey amongst the under 10 group found them to be ignorant

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Organic v conventional gardening

When we talk about farming and gardening methods, there are just usually two classifications that ate taken note of, that of the organic, and that of the conventional. However, if the goal is to have a more eco-friendly space, without wasting time or money that comes with going completely organic, then integrated pest management may be a good compromise.

IPM actually applies different ecological principles and

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Veggie revolution is sweeping across the nation

Veggie revolution is sweeping across the nation

Favouring vegetarian delights instead of meat is becoming more stylish as trends such as “vegivores” and Meat Free Mondays reach an all time high, and Garden Essentials, an online garden site, says that the key to this is taking a hands-on approach.

There is also a dramatic increase in the number of British homes that are avoiding eating meat

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You can create a garden anywhere

Gardening isn’t just meant for the countryside or the rural areas, you can plant and grow a garden anywhere. Listed below are just a few tips on how you can grow your own garden in the city.

Find a container for your plants. The best thing about growing a garden is that you can use plant containers. There are different sized plant containers that can fit

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Taste the difference in home grown produce

Home-grown vegetables and fresh leaves make a perfect meal for the family. Gardening is a way to grow hygienic, healthy, and high quality food within the walls of the home; however, the passion for the fresh food can also be accomplished through in-house greenhouses.

By growing fresh food in your greenhouse, you will actually be creating an eco-friendly atmosphere around your house that’s likely to provide

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Get involved in The Great British Garlic Challenge

The Garlic Farm’s quest to find the best amateur garlic grower

The only specialist garlic grower in the UK is The Garlic Farm, and they have recently launched a campaign which is going to encourage people across the country to get involved in garlic growing. The idea behind the competition is that the company are going to find the best garlic grower in the country,

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Gardener’s World open space taken over by urban vegetable growing company

Managers at the BBC last year were accused of vandalism after the Gardeners World home in Birmingham was left abandoned after filming stopped occurring at the site. At the end of 2010, the location was left, and many people accused the BBC of being environmentally irresponsible, by simply abandoning the site, and not making any effort to make it environmentally friendly.

However, since that time, the

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Getting children interested in gardening

Encouraging gardening with your children can be a great idea. It is a fun activity that encourages them to develop green thumbs, so that when they’re older they’ll be up to create a fantastic garden full of all the sort of plants that they would need to eat.

Unfortunately, it is often the case that some plants are not suitable for children, as the children simply

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Turning a gardening hobby into a money saving scheme

There is no question that the economy is not in the good state as it was a few years ago, however this doesn’t mean that people are having to give up leisure activities entirely. In these hard economic times people are often finding that there are many more affordable hobbies that they can take up to replace the ones that they can’t afford any more.

One

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Grow your own gets a boost with the edible border kit

 

Grow your own gets a boost with the edible border kit

Due to the rapidly burgeoning interest in all things that you can grow yourself, an innovative edible border kit has been launched by Gardenonaroll.

This is a mixture of aromatic plants and herbs and soft fruit, with spaces in between for the annual veg to come through depending on the season.

The company is one of

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