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How to plan your ideal vegetable garden layout

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Planning our your vegatable garden layout before starting your garden can really help you create a truely successful garden.

If you give some thought to the layout of your garden before you start to dig, then you can make sure that you get the best layout for you. Many people just start by digging a bed without consideration for how they want the final garden to be laid out. Just a little forethought can help immensely. In this article, we go through the key points and steps to take when planning your garden layout.

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How to Start a School Garden

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How to make your school garden a roaring success

School gardens can provide so much for a school. They get kids and teachers outside. They give variety to lessons. They can provide unique opportunities to engage children in other seemingly unrelated topics like maths, geometry, history and science. And they also can brighten up unused areas of the school grounds.

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6 Vegetables All Beginners Should Grow

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Our recommended vegetables to grow if you are a beginner.

You're excited to get started. The idea of getting your hands in the soil and tending your crops is the focus of your thoughts. But when you get there and see the empty beds it can be a daunting task. Knowing what to grow takes experience and that will only take time.

If you haven't dig out or created your vegetable beds yet then you might want to start with our Starting vegetable garden from scratch article.

After a couple of years you'll know what you like and have a stock set of vegetables that you like grow year on year. Until that time we recommend you try these 6 plants that every beginner vegetable grower should try. All are easy to grow and likely to give you very good harvests in your first year.

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Is an Allotment for me?

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We talk through the Pros and Cons of taking on an Allotment.

Many people toy with the idea of taking on an allotment. The thought of spending days or evenings pottering around or the dream of eating homegrown veggies is on the wish list of many. So why do so many people stop there? Is it the thought of all that work, or not feeling like they know enough to make a success of it?

People have many preconceptions of working an allotment. Some are accurate but most are not or can easily be avoided. In this article, I run through the main reasons for and against taking on an allotment and what you really need to consider when deciding if allotment holding is for you.

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How to start an allotment from scratch

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If you've just taken on an allotment then your in the right place.  This guide will take you through the key steps to a very productive vegetable / kitchen garden

There is a lot to take in when you receive the 'keys' to an allotment. It may have been lovingly taken care of right up to handover, or more likely, has been left to mother nature for 6 months or more. We are here to help, maybe not with the digging :) but certainly with advice and support to help you on your way to a very productive allotment.

This guide is intended for those who have already decided to take on an allotment or have just received the keys.

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