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    Your best performing crops of 2023

    How did the dull and wet summer of 2023 affect how your crops grew? We share the results from our grow your own survey.

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    • Community gardens
    • Campaigns

    We're launching a Growing Buddies project with housing associations

    We want to make it easier for housing association tenants to grow their own food with the launch of a brand-new community gardening toolkit.

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    • Heritage Seed Library
    • Blogs

    We're on Gardeners' World!

    We’re thrilled to be featured on the BBC Two's flagship gardening programme 'Gardeners' World' this Friday 16 February.

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    • unusual veg
    • Vegetable growing

    Grow your own lentils

    We’re growing lentils in our organic demonstration garden later this spring. Head gardener Emma O’Neill shares her top tips

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    • Wildlife gardening

    Chris Collins on…late winter wildlife

    Wildlife brings Chris Collins a lot of joy at his allotment. Here our head of organic horticulture shares his recent spottings and tips for encouraging more wildlife into your garden.

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    The Organic Gardening Podcast - February

    Our CEO Fiona Taylor visits Slimbridge to chat to Simon Rose from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) about ways to create similar habitats in your growing space.

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    • Seed saving
    • Heritage Seed Library
    • Local Events

    Come and see us at Seedy Sunday!

    We're excited to be taking part in this year's Seedy Sunday seed swap in Brighton - sharing our heritage vegetables seeds and conservation techniques with visitors.

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    • Waste
    • Volunteer projects

    Take part in new research on plastic pollution

    We’ve teamed up with Coventry University for a citizen science project to discover more about plastic contamination in soils.

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    • Members
    • Members Experiments

    Sign up for our new citizen science projects

    We’re looking forward to working with members on three new members’ experiments for 2024.

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    • Seed saving
    • Heritage Seed Library

    What makes our climbing beans so colourful?

    We have many beautifully marked bean seeds in our National Collection of Heritage Vegetables. Here we reveal what's behind their coats of colour.