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Urban Farming — Lloyd the Farmer


Recipe 11: Sprouting broccoli and mushroom rice bowl

Recipe 11: Sprouting broccoli and mushroom rice bowl

This recipe is a great way to use sprouting brassicas or other leafy greens from your Glowpear, in a delicate Japanese inspired dish.

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Recipe 10: Zucchini and basil slice with roasted balsamic cherry tomatoes

Recipe 10: Zucchini and basil slice with roasted balsamic cherry tomatoes

Late summer harvests always need a yummy solution to make sure the produce you've grown doesn't go to waste. Lloyd has made sure he's got that sorted this year, so get your baking tins ready for this corker!

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Recipe 9: Fuzzy basil cheese sticks

Recipe 9: Fuzzy basil cheese sticks

Our friend Alice Zaslavsky has a range of new vegetable based recipes that Lloyd has been trying out this spring with the produce from his Glowpear Café Planters. Here's a super simple and yummy way to use up that excess basil from your Glowpear!

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Recipe 8: Curry roasted cauliflower and pumpkin with crispy kale chips

Recipe 8: Curry roasted cauliflower and pumpkin with crispy kale chips

Spring is in the air, as winter fades like a distant memory. Winter produce beckons, so I've come up with this perfect dish to use up the final remants of the crops from colder months.

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Recipe 7: Winter broccoli soup

Recipe 7: Winter broccoli soup

As winter approaches, it'll be time to harvest some of those healthy greens from your veggie patch. Try making this awesome soup with your crop as Lloyd has done with produce from his Café Planters.

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Recipe 6: Mignonette and red oak lettuce with gruyere, Dijon vinaigrette and garlic croutons

Recipe 6: Mignonette and red oak lettuce with gruyere, Dijon vinaigrette and garlic croutons

Our friend Indira Naidoo has a range of terrific, fresh recipes that I've been trying out this summer. Grow mignonette and red oak lettuce in your Glowpear, and either cultivate or purchase your favorite type of garlic to mix with the rest of the ingredients for this yummy summer salad.

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Recipe 5: Mia’s Cultivate Salad from Farmwall

Recipe 5: Mia’s Cultivate Salad from Farmwall

I've been busy experimenting with microgreens from our friends at Farmwall, along with the produce from my Glowpear Café Planters. 

Check out this terrific salad mix that Farmwall suggests, something I've been tinkering with this spring:

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Recipe 4: Asian Greens for a Quick, Tasty Treat!

Recipe 4: Asian Greens for a Quick, Tasty Treat!

Sometimes, you just want a simple dish to use all those more exotic herbs you're experimenting with in the garden.

We've been growing a lot of Asian varieties lately, so here's a quick one that's really tasty too!

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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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