• Recyclable plant pots - are they the answer?

    Plastic pollution has been a high-profile issue in 2018, and the ubiquitous black plant pot is one of the worst offenders.  Garden centres are now planning to replace them with plastic that can be recycled.  But is this enough?

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  • Kim Stoddart, Editor of Garden Organic member magazine The Organic Way

    New editor for The Organic Way

    Garden Organic are delighted to announce that we have recently appointed Kim Stoddart to the role of editor of the charity’s member magazine, The Organic Way.

    A committed organic grower and experienced journalist, Kim was the perfect fit for the role, which will see her first magazine arrive with members this month.

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  • allium leaf miner; allium leaf minor; leak disease

    Allium leaf miner - tracking the progress of this new pest

    If you have grown leeks in the last few years, you may have noticed a relatively new pest on the scene. The leaves twist, the plants distort, then if you are unlucky, they collapse leaving debris infested with small creamy maggots and brown pupae. It is all quite demoralising, watching this happen, when leeks used to be a relatively easy crop to grow through the winter. The pest is allium leaf miner, and was first sited in the Midlands in 2002.

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  • Our Founder

    Lawrence Hills, a freelance journalist and keen organic grower. He was passionate about promoting the potential of the herb comfrey as a natural fertiliser and the benefits of organic growing as a whole.