• Top Tips for March

    • General: start increasing food in worm bins as they wake up from the winter chill
    • Vegetables: use your garden compost on areas where you'll be growing greedy crops such as potatoes and brassicas
    • Greenhouse: hang sticky traps in the greenhouse to catch flying pests. Aphids will start to multiply rapidly in warm spring sunshine, and it's still too chilly to introduce biological controls

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News

  • Barry Stone

    Master Gardener, Barry Stone's, Inspiring Story on YouTube

    CommunityChannelTV has produced this inspiring documentary for the Brilliant Britain series, featuring Barry Stone, one of Garden Organic's Master Gardeners. Barry has transformed his once troubled life, through organic gardening and the Master Gardener programme and now inspires others who have found themselves in a similar position to turnaround their lives.

    You can watch the film here on YouTube

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  • Bullroyd bean pea, Heritage Seed Library, heritage seeds

    HSL order deadline this Friday!

    If you’re a member of our Heritage Seed Library and have not yet placed your order, please be aware that the deadline for orders is this Friday – February 27th.

    To order you can either use the online form here, print and return the order form in the catalogue, or call us on 024 7630 8210.

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  • Moneymaker tomato

    Dr Andrew Collins analyses the EFS report on levels of pesticides residues in food

    Garden Organic Trustee, Dr Andrew Collins, analyses The European Food Safety Authority (EFS) report on the levels of pesticide residues found in foods*.

    The 27 member states of the EU, together with Norway and Iceland, carry out regular testing of a wide range of foods. Of the samples tested in 2012, 3.1% of conventionally produced and 0.8% of organic food samples contained pesticide residues above the legal limit: 85% of organic foods tested had no detectable residues compared with 53% of conventional foods.

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  • Our Patron

    HRH The Prince of Wales, our Patron for more than 25 years, is a passionate supporter of our charity’s aim to get more people growing organically.