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Worrying damage to plants from herbicide contamination in compost

Worrying damage to plants from herbicide contamination in compost

In 2019 gardeners noticed significant damage to some of their plants – particularly annual vegetables which showed weak and stunted growth.  It is thought the problem came from weedkiller residues remaining in compost and manure.

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A heartfelt thank you from our CEO

A heartfelt message from our CEO, James Campbell

I would like to thank all of our supporters and members for their kind words and encouragement throughout the unprecedented environment that we have found ourselves in. Members have asked me if there is any way they can help the charity during this time, for which I am incredibly grateful and heartened. If you are able to make a donation to the charity, this will make all the difference at this time and will enable us to continue to support organic growers across the country with their growing spaces and gardens that have provided much relief during this time.

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On the allotment - Comfrey, corn and pests!

Last week Lucy headed back down to the allotment with the children to test out their first batch if comfrey and despite the smell, it felt great to be using homemade fertiliser on the allotment. It was also time to plant the replacement sweetcorn and deal with the pests!

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Toxic Trade report on pesticides published

A devastating new report from PAN UK focuses on how trade deals beyond the EU threatens to weaken UK pesticide standards - threatening our health and natural environment.

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Frugal Gardening

Frugal Gardening - Aphidogeddon – the hands-off approach to aphids

This week find out how Anton's hands-off approach to aphids saved his pepper plants.

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On the Allotment with Lucy Shepherd

Fingers crossed

The allotment is getting full, and the HSL seeds are keeping Lucy busy! sounds like another batch of comfrey is definitely needed.

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Frugal Gardening

Homemade liquid feeds made easy

Container growing has lots of advantages. It is flexible, allows you to grow where there is no suitable soil available, and you can move them around at different times of year to suit the weather conditions. 
Join Anton to find out how to make your own liquid feeds to keep them healthy.

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Diversity and inclusion at Garden Organic

Like many organisations, the Black Lives Matter movement and events of recent weeks have made us reflect on our approach at Garden Organic and ask tough questions of ourselves.

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True fizzing joy in the Organic Gardening Podcast

Join writer and grower Stephanie Hafferty, as she explores ideas of how to use plants in the home and kitchen. Based on her book (co-written with Charles Dowding) The No Dig Organic Home and Garden, Steph reveals how to use every inch of the plant – from recipes to household cleaners – throughout the seasons. Ever made a fizzing toilet bomb?  You’ll hear it here first….

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On the Allotment with Lucy Shepherd

Successes and disasters so far!

Lucy's allotment is nearly full and the garden is stuffed! Has she got the space to add sweetcorn, sugar snaps, and broccoli plants ?

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