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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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Easy Aquaponics?

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Image via Wikimedia Creative Commons Easy Aquaponics? Have you got fish tank? Then you could start growing food at home today. “Aquaponics” involves growing plants in water. The system of aquaculture is one in which the waste produced by fish or other aquatic animals provides nutrients to plants which you grow hydroponically. In addition, the…

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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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Self-Reliance Can Save You a Lot of Money

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Self Reliance is Vital The twenty-first century has not developed a reputation for being an era of particular plenty. Further, let us also keep up with the idea that self-reliance is a vital necessity in this new century. There are ways that you can manage your life, so as to protect you and your family…

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Grow Your Own Food in Containers (Part 2)

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Grow Your Own Food in Containers  In my last post I gave a list of bits and pieces you’ll need to grow delicious fruit, veg and herbs in containers, plus a list of seeds and plants I recommend growing. Seed packets usually have clear sowing instructions on the back, but growing food in containers is…

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