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Urban Farming — Lloyd the Farmer


An Introduction to Edible Flowers

An Introduction to Edible Flowers

Edible flowers. A topic people often brush-off as confusing, weird, too advanced or... just for the 'flower children of the 60s'. But nothing could be further from the truth, in fact, if you dabble in a bit of urban gardening, chances are you probably are already growing some. Most herbs and vegetables produce edible flowers at some point in their growth cycle. For the most part, the other varieties of edible flowers "grow like weeds" and provide a range of benefits to the average urban garden such as promoting plant growth, improving the taste of fruit, and attracting or repelling insects.

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Indoor Plants and Low Light

Indoor Plants and Low Light

I love to keep indoor plants.  They make me feel happy and relaxed.  I keep them beside the TV and sofa, in the kitchen, bathroom, and in the office at work... everywhere.  I love the colour, shapes and texture plants bring to my home, but aesthetics aside, when it comes to the benefits of filling your space with greenery, these are just the tip of the iceberg.

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Mould is Growing on My Soil!?

Mould is Growing on My Soil!?

Fungus is extremely common in some potting mix blends where a high amount of bark/wood chip is present. The Fungus will feed on this and other decaying organic matter.

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I Have Tiny Flying Insects Around My Plants!?

I Have Tiny Flying Insects Around My Plants!?

Fungus Gnats are tiny flying insects that are common in houseplants and seriously annoying to have around.  While harmless to people, they are destructive to your plants and can reach plague proportions if not addressed.

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Soil Health for Container Gardens (Part 4 of 4)

Soil Health for Container Gardens (Part 4 of 4)

What is the best kept secret in container gardening?  The experts know how to promote faster, more vigorous growth, and significantly reduce the chance of pests and diseases... ssssh... it all comes down to healthy soil.

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Soil Health for Container Gardens (Part 3 of 4)

Soil Health for Container Gardens (Part 3 of 4)

What is the best kept secret in container gardening?  The experts know how to promote faster, more vigorous growth, and significantly reduce the chance of pests and diseases... ssssh... it all comes down to healthy soil.

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Soil Health for Container Gardens (Part 2 of 4)

Soil Health for Container Gardens (Part 2 of 4)

What is the best kept secret in container gardening?  The experts know how to promote faster, more vigorous growth, and significantly reduce the chance of pests and diseases... ssssh... it all comes down to healthy soil.

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Soil Health for Container Gardens (Part 1 of 4)

Soil Health for Container Gardens (Part 1 of 4)

What is the best kept secret in container gardening?  The experts know how to promote faster, more vigorous growth, and significantly reduce the chance of pests and diseases... ssssh... it all comes down to healthy soil.

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Recipe: 3 Classic Ingredients for Maximum Flavour!

Recipe: 3 Classic Ingredients for Maximum Flavour!

Three of the most commonly grown items found in kitchen gardens are responsible for one of the most delicious, and exciting condiments in the food world.  

A long-time staple of Italian cuisine, the Italian’s know how to maximise the flavour of a dish, by adding equal parts of pungent earthiness, fresh herbal notes and bright acid… I’m of course talking about Gremolata, and it's classic trio of ingredients;  Garlic, Parsley, and Lemon.

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Soil Mix Options

Soil Mix Options

We have come up with 2 self watering container mix options that we know will get your Glowpear Urban Garden going. Option 1 - No Mess, No Fuss 2 x 25 L bags of premium organic potting mix (ensure it contains fertilizer, and bark fines) 1 x 5 L Bag of Perlite Mix together and fill the planter, plant soil with seeds or seedlings, then top with pea straw to lock in moisture. Periodic watering with worm tea or organic liquid fertilizer will help to promote flowering and fruiting. Option 2 - For The Hardcore Enthusiast Approximately 30 L of organic...

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