Edible Playgrounds

Edible Playgrounds success in the Midlands

Garden Organic has been delivering the Edible Playgrounds project to schools since 2019, in partnership with Trees for Cities. The project provides lessons to help schools get started in food growing and ways to using an edible playground to teach across the curriculum. Project coordinator, Elaine, reports on their recent success!

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Rekha Mistry on the August episode of The Organic Gardening Podcast

August podcast - allotment special with Rekha Mistry

This month we’ve got an allotment special podcast for you. Chris updates Fiona on how his Mediterranean veg are growing down on his allotment, Fiona enjoys a tour of Rekha Mistry's organic allotment, plus Chris and Anton help with common allotment challenges.

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Dry Soil

Gardening during drought

With many parts of the country warned of impending droughts, we share our tips on how to manage this within your organic garden.

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Three tips for a family-friendly organic garden

Nurturing an organic garden that’s as welcoming for biodiversity as it is for young children can be a challenge. Creating a space to entertain children during the long summer days without damaging precious plants or sending biodiversity packing can feel difficult, so we thought we’d help with tips on overcoming three of the most common problems.

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Garden Organic Win Gold Award for Gardeners World Live Garden

Garden Organic Wins Gold!

We are delighted to announce that we won a gold medal for our 'Small Spaces, Big Ideas Garden' at the Gardeners’ World Live show in Birmingham last month.

Our tiny garden demonstrated that productive, beautiful and sustainable growing is achievable for all homes – no matter how small their garden, yard or balcony.

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One man and his organic plot

One man and his organic plot - nurturing plants in June

After a hugely busy April and May, I always feel we have reached slightly calmer waters when June kicks in. After eight weeks of seedlings, baby plants, propagators and hardening off, the plants that I have raised from seed are pretty much all in their final growing space now and it's time to nurture them into tasty organic grub.  

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HSL growing trials update

This year the Heritage Seed Library’s growing trials are well underway for a number of rediscovered heritage varieties. The team are growing 8 varieties donated to us as potential new additions to the library, including the cauliflower “Adams Early” passed to us by one of our Seed Guardians.

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organic gardening podcast

July is here and thoughts turn to when to water, what to pick and what to feed.

In this month's episode, Chris updates Fiona on his allotment and shares his approach to planting, influenced by years of working in parks. They also touch on the different summer growing conditions in Chris’s London home compared to his training days in Scotland.

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butterfly organic gardening

Half of British butterfly species on new Red List

Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is warning that time is running out to save some of Britain’s best-loved insects, with the latest Red List assessment of butterflies published in May, revealing a 26% increase in the number of species threatened with extinction.

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Celebrate National Children's Gardening Week with our tiny tray allotment

Create your own tiny tray allotment this Children’s Gardening Week

In celebration of National Children's Gardening Week (28th May – 5th June 2022), create your own tiny tray allotment. A novel way for nature-loving youngsters to take part –whether they have a garden or not.

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