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Grow your own!

windowsill-herb-gardenMy mantra is that you don’t have to have a garden to grow your own – anybody can have a go!

All you need is a hanging basket filled with tumbling tomatoes, a windowbox of salad leaves or some pots of mini vegetables outside the back door to enjoy a little self sufficiency.

You can sprout seeds in your kitchen, grow peppers in pots on a large sunny windowsill or grow small pots of herbs on your dining room table.

Get creative with your space, grow some healthy, organic food, reduce your food miles and save yourself some money!

 

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Econscious – sustainable, organic cotton clothing
Fri, 12/02/16 – 13:50 | No Comment

econscious organic clothing t-shirt littlegreenblog reviewEvery now and then a brand comes along who tick all your Green Goddess boxes.

I introduced you briefly to one such brand earlier this week in my roundup of ideas for Green Valentine’s Day gifts. Read the full story »

Roundup of ‘green’ Valentine’s Day gifts
Tue, 9/02/16 – 11:04 | No Comment
Roundup of ‘green’ Valentine’s Day gifts

Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us.
And I know as an eco friendly guy or girl, you’ll be looking for things that say “I love you” to the environment and the people in it, as …

How to maximise your finances in 2016
Wed, 13/01/16 – 12:10 | Comments Off on How to maximise your finances in 2016
How to maximise your finances in 2016

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?
According to the research institute ‘Statistic Brain’, the third most popular New Year’s Resolution for 2015 was ‘Spend Less, Save More’.

Five ethical ways to dress your kids this Christmas
Wed, 11/11/15 – 13:30 | Comments Off on Five ethical ways to dress your kids this Christmas
Five ethical ways to dress your kids this Christmas

My niece is planted firmly with two (high heeled) feet in Princess mode.
And she’s not-too-subtle hints to me about wanting some Princess-y clothes for Christmas.

5 tips for implementing a recycling strategy at work
Sat, 7/11/15 – 11:46 | Comments Off on 5 tips for implementing a recycling strategy at work
5 tips for implementing a recycling strategy at work

With the plastic carrier bag tax in full swing here in England, I’ve been thinking about recycling recently.
We do what we can at home to recycle as much as we can, and I’m fortunate that …

Eco friendly alternatives to plastic sandwich bags
Mon, 14/09/15 – 7:54 | Comments Off on Eco friendly alternatives to plastic sandwich bags
Eco friendly alternatives to plastic sandwich bags

One of our readers wrote,
“I’ve just been wrapping the families sandwiches for tomorrow, and I really don’t like using plastic sandwich bags. Does anyone have any alternative ideas that won’t cost a fortune?”

Tips for finding a reputable asbestos removal company
Sun, 19/07/15 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Tips for finding a reputable asbestos removal company
Tips for finding a reputable asbestos removal company

I have to admit it. I’m a bit of a closet ‘Homes under the hammer’ fan.
And I can’t begin to tell you how much I’ve learned since tuning into this series on iPlayer.

5 ways to reuse Tetra Pak cartons in your garden
Mon, 29/06/15 – 7:53 | One Comment
5 ways to reuse Tetra Pak cartons in your garden

The theme for this year’s Zero Waste Week is ‘reuse’.
After all, the 3 Rs are in that order for a reason.
And while recycling is commendable, by reUSING items, we can give them a longer life, …

How to enjoy the great outdoors, whatever the weather
Fri, 19/06/15 – 8:52 | Comments Off on How to enjoy the great outdoors, whatever the weather
How to enjoy the great outdoors, whatever the weather

The solstice is nearly here which means the longest day of the year.
I love these endless blue skies and sunny weather, but I have to admit, once June 21st arrives I start planning for the …

Are LED light bulbs really better for the environment than incandescent
Tue, 2/06/15 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Are LED light bulbs really better for the environment than incandescent
Are LED light bulbs really better for the environment than incandescent

As you know, we’re huge fans of LED light bulbs here at Chez Green.
Mr Green has BUILT them for the downstairs which run off small solar panels. I know, what a guy!

Alleviate back pain with the Osteomat acupressure mat
Mon, 20/04/15 – 11:45 | One Comment
Alleviate back pain with the Osteomat acupressure mat

We’re great fans of alternative and natural remedies for treating minor ailments, here at Chez Green.
We use herbs from the garden for their medicinal value – thyme to boost the immune system, lemon balm to …