Turns out cress is mustard 🤩
This fast-growing superfood is packed with vitamins and antioxidants
Read all about it!
- Scatter seeds on a damp surface – tissue, cotton wool, cleansing pad, paper towel…
- Keep damp
- Harvest in about 7 days!
Save waste coffee and the bag
Give seedlings a cosy coffee house 🌱🏠
- Put cold waste coffee back in the bag
- Put drainage holes in the bottom
- Pop in seeds (I used sunflowers)
- Keep warm & damp
- Plant sunflower out when it’s bigger
A cosy home for cress seeds
Just HAD to give this a try!
Growing mushrooms in a toilet roll???
Bonkers. Completely bonkers!
- Order fungal spores* online
- Soak a toilet roll with boiling water
- When cool, remove cardboard centre & fill with 50g-100g spores
- Cover with a plastic bag & leave in the airing cupboard for 2 weeks
- SHOCK it into ‘life’ by removing the bag & leaving in a light airy place
- Your mushrooms will appear within days!!
Download more detailed instructions from Mushroom Box
*Blue/grey oyster are recommended for beginners
Each free pack contains 6 radish seeds.
Relish ravishing radishes!
- Fill old packaging with soil/compost
- Plant seeds 1cm deep and 3cm apart
- Keep warm and moist
- Harvest in just 4 weeks
- Relish your radishes
For more radishy info go to RHS
Running out of compost?
Start peas in a tea bag!
The perfect pea starter home
- Snip top off a used tea bag
- Pop in dried peas
- Keep moist
- Plant out when big enough
We all have lots of free thyme…
Take thyme for someone you love.
- You COULD grow from a seed…
- …but easier to separate a bigger plant into plantlets
- Fabulous herb – hardy, evergreen and versatile
Parsley the Lion a blast from the past 🦁
Turn ONE parsley pot from the supermarket into TEN
Have free, unlimited parsley all year long 🌱
- Carefully divide up a pot of supermarket parsley
- Put plantlets into new pots (they like ice-cream)
- Cut stems from base of plant – it will grow back bushier
ONE parsley plant
TEN parsley plants
Made like no other
On your marks. Get set. Onion.
Plant super-cute onion-lets 🧅in April and watch them grow……
- Prepare a lovely flat bed
- Plant onions sets 10cm apart in rows 30cm apart
- Leave tips showing and protect from 🐦
- OR cover with 2cm soil
- Water well
- Harvest in autumn when leaves go brown
For better instructions than mine (!) go to Gardeners’ World
Tunnocks have stopped production for a bit (due to that pesky virus) 😔
But don’t worry – just grow-your-own in a Choc Garden!
- Plant Tunnocks teacakes and caramel wafers directly into the ground approximately 5cm apart
- They grow a bit like onion sets, so leave the top half above ground
- Water regularly with Scotch Malt Whisky (we use Glenfiddich but other brands are available)
- Harvest April – September on a moonlit night
The Choc Garden
The first crop 👍
Picked in moonlight 🌙
Perfectly ripe 🍫