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Garden Organic 'Contact Us' phone line

Notice for our members and supporters. At present, our phone lines are not in operation to a technical issue. We are working hard with engineers to resolve this issue and apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will post on here again once it is fixed.

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On the harvest front

Lucy has been extremely busy these last couple of months, however, that hasn't slowed her down! She is still finding time to harvest and enjoy the produce with her family. But, that's not all, find out what Lucy plans on planting under a full moon next month...

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Colours of the rainbow

It has been another busy week of harvesting, cooking and seed saving for Lucy and her family, but that doesn't mean she has become complacent in her gardening duties, quite the opposite in fact...

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One small step can make a difference - join us for Organic September 2020

One small step can make a difference - join us for Organic September 2020.
We're excited to celebrate being organic and work with nature to ensure a better future for us all. Follow us all month as we provide you with simple affordable changes you can make to Go Organic as every small action can make a difference for our world.

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bee organic gardening

Can bumble bees be good gardeners?

Sometimes bumble bee queens emerge from hibernation too early for flowering plants, which provide them with pollen. Research has shown they have an intriguing way of moving things on.

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Time for a tidy

With September here, Lucy has made time to tidy up the beds on her allotment ready for Autumn, between de-weeding and dismantling frames she has still found time to carefully dry the pre-accession seeds ready to be sorted along with the other contestants for our Heritage Seed Library...
 

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Think it’s time to hibernate? Think again…

Many think that autumn is the time to step back from the garden, with a focus on tidying and ‘putting the garden to bed’. But there’s still plenty to keep you growing organically through the crisp autumn days, regardless of how big or small your growing space is. Here are our top five tasks:

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Frugal Gardening

Making the most of this seasons produce

According to WRAP. 70% of UK food waste is from households, and we certainly don't want to be adding our homegrown produce to that pile. Join Anton for his final blog in the series as he shares how to make the most of every last bit of homegrown produce.

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The Organic Gardening Podcast

Chris Collins meets Garden Historian, Caroline Holmes

This month, Sarah is taking a well-earned break and her colleague Hannah has stepped in to present this episode with Chris. They chat about September in the organic garden, take time to reflect on the successes and failures of the year so far. Chris shares his advice for new growers to keep a passion for their new-found hobby going throughout the year, and they also talk all things houseplants, including how valuable they are as therapeutic greenery for those with little or no outside space.

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Chris Collins, one man & his organic plot April

The autumnal balcony is a hive of activity

First and foremost the autumn colours that we'll be surrounded by is one of nature’s greatest displays. Chris Collins tells us why a balcony garden should contribute to this despite their size, so there is no excuse to pack up and go inside for the winter...

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