Container Gardening

Growing Vegetables in Pots and Containers

As an avid gardener myself, I was frustrated by the fact that when I returned to live in my home island of Guernsey the only place I could afford to rent did not have a garden. In fact, the small cottage opened out on to a pretty graveled communal ...

The Advantages of Growing Vegetables in Planter Bags

As many of my regular readers will know, I am a keen vegetable grower, both on allotments and in outdoor containers. Growing any kind of vegetable in containers is well worthwhile. The results are healthy, fresh and organic produce, not to mention ...

How to Grow a Dustbin or Garbage Can of Potatoes

Even if you don’t have a garden it is possible to grow a dustbin or garbage can of potatoes in a very small yard or garden. Not only will you get a really good crop, but you can harvest them bit by bit as you need them so they are always completely ...

How to Grow / Growing Mung Bean Sprouts at Home for Profit

Most of us know ‘Mung Beans’ better as ‘Bean Sprouts’. In other words those delicious crunchy sprouts we either use in stir frys, or alternatively in sandwiches and salads. What you may not know is just how easy they are to grow at home, plus the ...

How to Grow Salad Cress at Home for Profit

One of the easiest crops to grow, even if you don’t have a garden at all, is Mustard and Cress. These rapidly growing edible shoots are great in salads, sandwiches and mixed with egg mayonnaise. The best part is you don’t even need to have compost ...

How To Grow Your Own Olive Tree

Growing your own olives at home is so easy that everyone can do it. Even without a garden, a sunny windowsill will allow you to grow a compact olive tree and produce your own healthy crop of homegrown olives. Imagine the fun of people able to tell ...