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

BEE FRIENDLY PLANTS – FOOD GROWING TIPS

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 – FOOD GROWING TIPS

SQUARE FOOT GARDEN – FOOD GROWING TIPS

So what space should you leave between your plants? Clyo explains the square foot garden method. ...
NATURAL PEST CONTROL – FOOD GROWING TIPS

NATURAL PEST CONTROL – FOOD GROWING TIPS

So you have planted out your seedlings, but how do you protect them from pests? ...
PLANTING OUT – FOOD GROWING TIPS

PLANTING OUT – FOOD GROWING TIPS

So you have sowed your seeds and you have some seedlings. What do you do next? Clyo explains the next steps. ...
BALCONY GROWING WITH SHAHEDA 2 – SEED SOWING

BALCONY GROWING WITH SHAHEDA 2 – SEED SOWING

In the second in a series, Shaheda, Garden Outreach Lead shares her journey of growing on her balcony. ...
GROW YOUR OWN FOOD FROM SEED – FOOD GROWING TIPS

GROW YOUR OWN FOOD FROM SEED – FOOD GROWING TIPS

By following a few simple rules you can grow your own plants from seed. Clyo explains how you can do this. ...

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. 

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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