FOOD GROWING RESOURCES HUB

GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD

Whether you are a seasoned food grower or if you are just starting out, we hope you will find our food growing resources useful.  Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or if you have some resources that you would like to share with the community get in touch. 

FOOD GROWING

5 ALTERNATIVES TO PESTICIDES

Pesticides - Clyo explains the potential risks of using pesticides in our green spaces as well as showing healthier alternatives. ...

CONSCIOUS GARDENING – FOOD GROWING TIPS

Conscious gardeing - Clyo explains why February may not be the best time to sow seeds and start off new plants.  ...
Seeds - Keep Growing

COLLECTING SEEDS- FOOD GROWING TIPS

Clyo explains why you should be saving seeds and how to do it. ...

BEE FRIENDLY PLANTS – FOOD GROWING TIPS

Food Growing Tips - find out which plants to grow in your garden to encourage our number one pollinator, bees and to ensure you have a good harvest. ...
Square foot garden

SQUARE FOOT GARDEN – FOOD GROWING TIPS

So what space should you leave between your plants? Clyo explains the square foot garden method. ...
pest control

NATURAL PEST CONTROL – FOOD GROWING TIPS

So you have planted out your seedlings, but how do you protect them from pests? ...

FOOD CALENDAR

Find out what to plant when in this easy to use calendar  HERE.

HOW TO GROW TOMATOES

In this short video Clyo shares how to grow tomatoes.

HOW TO GROW BEETROOT & CHARD

In this short video Clyo shares how to grow beetroot and chard.

HOW TO GROW COURGETTES

In this short video Clyo shares how to grow courgettes and squash.

HOW TO TAKE CUTTINGS

In this short video Clyo shares how to get plants for free.

HOW TO WATER

In this short video Clyo shares how to water your seedlings and plants.

PRICKING OUT YOUR SEEDLINGS

In this short video Clyo shares how to prick out your seedlings.

GROW ROCKET AND MUSTARD

In this short video Clyo shares how to grow rocket and mustard.

NATURAL PEST CONTROL

In this short video Clyo shares how control pests.

SQUARE FOOT GARDEN

In this short video Clyo explains the square foot garden method.

FERTILISER

Clyo talks about fertiliser and how to keep your plants in tip top health.

PLANT HEALTH

Clyo talks about how to keep your plants healthy.

HOW TO PRUNE COURGETTES

Clyo talks about how to prune courgette plants.

HOW TO PRUNE TOMATOES

Clyo talks about how to prune bush and cordon tomato varieties.

FLOWERS AND POLLINATION

Clyo talks about pollination and how to ensure your plants are pollinated to produce fruit and seeds.

10 QUESTIONS ABOUT COMPOST

Everything you need to know about compost.

AUTUMN SOWING

Yes you can grow edibles in the Autumn! Find out what you can grow in the cooler months ahead.

BOKASHI BIN – MAKE YOUR OWN FERTILISER IN YOUR KITCHEN

How to produce your own plant fertiliser in your kitchen – using a Bokashi Bin!

SAVING SEEDS

Find out how to save seeds for free!

AUTUMN BULBS

Everything you need to know about autumn bulbs.

SOIL

Everything you need to know about soil and how to test what type of soil you have.

BROAD BEANS AND PEAS

Everything you need to know about sowing broad beans and peas.

KEEP GROWING – HOW TO USE COIR PELLETS

In this short video Maddy shares how to plant seeds using coir pellets.

LOCAL RESOURCE DIRECTORY FOR GARDENS AND GROWERS 

Check out our directory of local city farms, community gardens, compost, volunteer support for gardens, and more. DOWNLOAD HERE

RECIPES

LIVE WELL RECIPES

Every week Clyo will share a new recipe. From low cost pesto, to French beans with coconut –  all are simple to prepare and budget friendly. HERE

OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES

5 TIPS FOR MEAL PLANNING

Clyo shares her top tips for making a weekly plan for meals and shopping. HERE

Meal planning

London Grows Wild: A guide to wildlife-friendly food growing

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