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Garden Cress

 

Turns out cress is mustard 🀩

 

This fast-growing superfood is packed with vitamins and antioxidants

Read all about it!Β 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Scatter seeds on a damp surface – tissue, cotton wool, cleansing pad, paper towel…
  2. Keep damp
  3. Harvest in about 7 days!

 

Sprouts

Coffee House 🏠

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@recycle_now

Save waste coffee and the bag

Give seedlings a cosy coffee house 🌱🏠

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Put cold waste coffee back in the bag
  2. Put drainage holes in the bottom
  3. Pop in seeds (I used sunflowers)
  4. Keep warm & damp
  5. Plant sunflower out when it’s bigger
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A cosy home for cress seeds

Bathroom Mushroom

Fungi from a loo roll

 

Just HAD to give this a try!

Growing mushrooms in a toilet roll???

Bonkers. Completely bonkers!

πŸ„πŸ§»

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Order fungal spores* online
  2. Soak a toilet roll with boiling water
  3. When cool, remove cardboard centre & fill with 50g-100g spores
  4. Cover with a plastic bag & leave in the airing cupboard for 2 weeks
  5. SHOCK it into ‘life’ by removing the bag & leaving in a light airy place
  6. Your mushrooms will appear within days!!

Download more detailed instructions from Mushroom Box

*Blue/grey oyster are recommended for beginners

 

Ravishes

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Each free pack contains 6 radish seeds.

Relish ravishing radishes!

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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill old packaging with soil/compost
  2. Plant seeds 1cm deep and 3cm apart
  3. Keep warm and moist
  4. Harvest in just 4 weeks
  5. Relish your radishes

For more radishy info go to RHS

Grow radishes

Tea Pea πŸŒ±β›ΊοΈ

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Running out of compost?

Start peas in a tea bag!

The perfect pea starter home

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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Snip top off a used tea bag
  2. Pop in dried peas
  3. Keep moist
  4. Plant out when big enough

Root Shoots

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Remember Carrot Tops?

Don’t stop there!!!

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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Slice the top off any root vegetable
  2. Put on a saucer of water
  3. Keep wet and watch it grrroooowwww🌱

Free Thyme

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We all have lots of free thyme…

Lol πŸ˜‰

Take thyme for someone you love.

❀️❀️❀️

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. You COULD grow from a seed…
  2. …but easier to separate a bigger plant into plantlets
  3. Fabulous herb – hardy, evergreen and versatile

Parsley (the Lion herb)

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Parsley the Lion a blast from the past 🦁

Turn ONE parsley pot from the supermarket into TEN

Have free, unlimited parsley all year long 🌱

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Carefully divide up a pot of supermarket parsley
  2. Put plantlets into new pots (they like ice-cream)
  3. Cut stems from base of plant – it will grow back bushier

 

On your marks. Get set. πŸ§…

Get set. Onion.

 

On your marks. Get set. Onion.

Plant super-cute onion-lets πŸ§…in April and watch them grow……

πŸ§…

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prepare a lovely flat bed
  2. Plant onions sets 10cm apart in rows 30cm apart
    • Leave tips showing and protect from 🐦
    • OR cover with 2cm soil
  3. Water well
  4. Harvest in autumn when leaves go brown

For better instructions than mine (!) go to Gardeners’ World

The Choc Garden

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Tunnocks have stopped production for a bit (due to that pesky virus) πŸ˜”

But don’t worry – just grow-your-own in a Choc Garden!

πŸ˜‹ 🌱🍫

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Plant Tunnocks teacakes and caramel wafers directly into the ground approximately 5cm apart
  2. They grow a bit like onion sets, so leave the top half above ground
  3. Water regularly with Scotch Malt Whisky (we use Glenfiddich but other brands are available)
  4. Harvest April – September on a moonlit night

 

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