Overwinter Strawberries: Can You Grow Strawberries In A Cold Frame?

Here in the UK, we don’t have a lot of amazing sunshine, and when your favourite fruit in the world happens to be the Great British strawberry, that can be a big problem! I love strawberries, but I’ve never been particularly good […]

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Do Bees Make Nests in Compost Bins?

Did you know that bees make nests in compost bins? I came across this recently when doing a bit of research about compost bins, that bees can (and do!) actually make your bin their home. As with everything in the garden though, […]

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Worm Composting At Home: Is A Wormery Worth It?

We live in a small house with a very small garden. While we love using good quality compost, I don’t want to put a compost bin in our yard for food waste in case it invites rats and other rodents. What are […]

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Can You Freeze Food Waste? How To Freeze 8 Types Of Food Waste

The key to successful living is having a low impact on the Earth. One way to do this is by reducing your food waste and focusing on self-sufficiency and simplicity. No matter how far you go to reduce your food waste, it […]

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Is Rain Barrel Water Safe To Use On My Vegetable Garden?

Collecting rainwater in barrels or water butts is something that most gardeners do without thinking about it, but is this rainwater collected actually safe to use on your vegetable plot, and should you be giving any consideration to how you’re collecting water? […]

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Food Security: Why Food Preservation Is An Essential Skill

Food security means different things to different people. For some of us, being food secure means having a few months’ supplies of food in the pantry ready for whatever might happen (such as a job loss or a global shortage), and for […]

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