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Update 2 on our Dig In gardening challenge
Thursday, 11 Jun, 2009 – 6:00 | 7 Comments
Update 2 on our Dig In gardening challenge

A month ago I planted some carrots, lettuce, beetroot, tomatoes and squash, courtesy of my free seeds from the BBC Dig In challenge.
The aim of Dig In is to encourage everyone to grow their own. …

Jordans cereal help save bees with their big buzz campaign
Friday, 29 May, 2009 – 6:05 | 7 Comments
Jordans cereal help save bees with their big buzz campaign

Recently, I wrote about the bee garden I was planting, here at Chez Green. Things are taking off slowly, with more bare soil and weeds than bee friendly plants at the moment, but all will …

Gardening update – Dig In Challenge
Tuesday, 26 May, 2009 – 6:00 | Comments Off on Gardening update – Dig In Challenge
Gardening update – Dig In Challenge

At the end of April, we received our free seeds from the BBC Dig In campaign.
I decided to follow their advice to the letter, to see how I got on and hopefully to learn some …

Free seeds from Toby Carvery
Monday, 25 May, 2009 – 6:00 | Comments Off on Free seeds from Toby Carvery
Free seeds from Toby Carvery

Toby Carvery are on a mission to get Britain top of the veggie-tables.
According to their research, almost 70% of people don’t get their 5-a-day portions of fruit and vegetables.
If you sign up for their healthy …

Update on our Dig In planting!
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 – 6:01 | 2 Comments
Update on our Dig In planting!

A few weeks ago I talked about the BBC Dig In Campaign where anyone could apply for free seeds.
Our seeds arrived and we had some tomatoes (Mr green’s favourite) , beetroot (Mrs Green’s favourite), squash, …

Repel mosquitoes naturally
Saturday, 25 Apr, 2009 – 6:15 | 12 Comments
Repel mosquitoes naturally

Following on from the eco barbecues post; Christopher, over at Blog Harbour,  asked  about natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes can turn a pleasant walk or relaxing evening into a nightmare of feeling that …

Dig in and get free seeds
Saturday, 11 Apr, 2009 – 7:57 | 12 Comments
Dig in and get free seeds

As part of BBC’s Dig In series, you can get some free seeds. The aim of the series is to introduce the joys and benefits of growing your own.
It saves money, reduces packaging and you …

Credit crunch gardening – 5 tips
Wednesday, 8 Apr, 2009 – 19:51 | Comments Off on Credit crunch gardening – 5 tips
Credit crunch gardening – 5 tips

Why not grow your own this year? Gardening doesn’t need to be expensive and it can SAVE you money in the long run. Plus you’ll be able to indulge in a little self sufficiency, which …

Potato council potatoes for schools – home education resources
Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2009 – 11:52 | Comments Off on Potato council potatoes for schools – home education resources
Potato council potatoes for schools – home education resources

One of the most frequent questions when people know we home educate is about resources. What resources are out there? What support do you have? What things can you get access to?
I have to admit, …

A natural, safe way to get rid of slugs with neem oil
Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2009 – 8:18 | 5 Comments
A natural, safe way to get rid of slugs with neem oil

The growing season is upon us, and with it come the slugs!
If there is one pest that gardeners everywhere strive to find a solution for getting rid of, it has to be the slug.
They love …