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What? My Homegrown Cabbages are Patented?!

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This probably sounds like a completely ridiculous question, but I’m afraid this is not as far-fetched as it first appears. Whether you grow your own veggies or not, our whole food system is becoming monopolised and it could well be that those crunchy green cabbages you have grown are patented! If you eat fruit and…

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Growing Your Own Vertical Garden

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What is a Vertical Garden? A vertical garden is very similar to a vertical farm, which is the practice of producing food in vertically stacked layers, such as in a skyscraper, used warehouse, or shipping container. The modern ideas of vertical farming use indoor farming techniques and controlled-environment agriculture, or CEA technology, where all environmental factors…

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How to Grow Food in Containers Part 3

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Grow Food in Containers – Part 3 If you’ve been following my guide on How to Grow Food in Containers, your salad crops should be almost ready to harvest now, but don’t worry if you haven’t sown any crops yet as all types of green, leafy salads are best sown every 3-4 weeks to guarantee…

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An Intro to No-Dig Gardening

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Image by Carlin Joe – Creative Commons License What is No-Dig Gardening? The idea of no-dig gardening was established by an Australian called Esther Deans. It was originally both developed as a labour conserving concept, and as a  method to rejuvenate badly overused soil in veggie gardens by using the mulching method. Mulching? The mulchingprocess…

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How to Grow Food in Containers (Part 1)

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  How to Grow Food in Containers Do you want to know how to grow food in small spaces? Growing organic food in containers is one of the most rewarding pastimes and I’ve grown my own produce for years and have had plenty of successes (and failures!) but the one thing that always inspires me…

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