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Urban Farming

Every gorgeous garden starts with the seed of an idea (or maybe a sprinkling of them). We want to keep the inspiration coming, so we’re constantly adding new blogs to our content hub. Have a browse below – and if there are any topics you'd like us to look into for you, just get in touch.


Recipe 7: Winter broccoli soup

Recipe 7: Winter broccoli soup

As winter approaches, it'll be time to harvest some of those healthy greens from your veggie patch. Try making this awesome soup with your crop as Lloyd has done with produce from his Café Planters.

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Ash Newland - Scrubbin' up a treat!

Ash Newland - Scrubbin' up a treat!

Ash Newland is the founder of the Scrubba wash bag - dubbed as the world's smallest washing machine for travel and camping. He leads a small team in Melbourne, Australia, who have helped hundreds of thousands of people travel clean, light and free with the Scrubba wash bag. A supporter of greening the urban environment for many years, Ash has Glowpears both at Scrubba HQ and in his own backyard. 

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Recipe 6: Mignonette and red oak lettuce with gruyere, Dijon vinaigrette and garlic croutons

Recipe 6: Mignonette and red oak lettuce with gruyere, Dijon vinaigrette and garlic croutons

Our friend Indira Naidoo has a range of terrific, fresh recipes that I've been trying out this summer. Grow mignonette and red oak lettuce in your Glowpear, and either cultivate or purchase your favorite type of garlic to mix with the rest of the ingredients for this yummy summer salad.

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Don Applebee - Living the dream!

Don Applebee - Living the dream!

Don Applebee is 65 years old and has always been a keen gardener. Raised on a dairy farm with an agricultural secondary education Don had a green thumb from an early age. He is presently working in the spare parts Industry for trucks and light commercial vehicles, so as you'd expect this guy is pretty handy.  

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Recipe 5: Mia’s Cultivate Salad from Farmwall

Recipe 5: Mia’s Cultivate Salad from Farmwall

I've been busy experimenting with microgreens from our friends at Farmwall, along with the produce from my Glowpear Café Planters. 

Check out this terrific salad mix that Farmwall suggests, something I've been tinkering with this spring:

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Serena Lee and Geert Hendrix - Farmtrepreneurs

Serena Lee and Geert Hendrix - Farmtrepreneurs

Geert Hendrix and Serena Lee are not your typical farmers, yet they may be archetypes for agricultural professionals of the future. The pair devised the innovative start-up Farmwall, a small-scale indoor farm offering for restaurants and cafes that allows chefs to grow and harvest their own herbs and microgreens in a space the size of a bookcase.

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Recipe 4: Asian Greens for a Quick, Tasty Treat!

Recipe 4: Asian Greens for a Quick, Tasty Treat!

Sometimes, you just want a simple dish to use all those more exotic herbs you're experimenting with in the garden.

We've been growing a lot of Asian varieties lately, so here's a quick one that's really tasty too!

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Jamie Cunningham - Nashville Nights

Jamie Cunningham - Nashville Nights

Nashville is fast becoming a go-to food destination in the US, and Jamie Cunningham is at the forefront of the revolution. A leading light in the US coffee industry, Jamie Cunningham has nearly 10 years of experience developing commercial culinary ventures and programs for the Barista Guild of America. Jamie's latest venture is a restaurant, bar and coffee bean roastery,  Stay Golden Restaurant & Roastery, features a full-service restaurant complete with coffee and cocktail bar, an onsite coffee bean roastery, a private event space and hydroponic gardens.

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Charity Teoh Buldt - Northcote Native

Charity Teoh Buldt - Northcote Native

After spending several years studying and working in the Netherlands in incorporating sustainability into product innovation, Charity Teoh Buldt returned to Melbourne to start a family. With the busyness of juggling work and family commitments, sustainability can be hard to implement. A good start has been to expose her kids to edible gardens as early as possible, hence she chose to use Glowpear Urban Gardens.

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An Introduction to Edible Flowers

An Introduction to Edible Flowers

Edible flowers. A topic people often brush-off as confusing, weird, too advanced or... just for the 'flower children of the 60s'. But nothing could be further from the truth, in fact, if you dabble in a bit of urban gardening, chances are you probably are already growing some. Most herbs and vegetables produce edible flowers at some point in their growth cycle. For the most part, the other varieties of edible flowers "grow like weeds" and provide a range of benefits to the average urban garden such as promoting plant growth, improving the taste of fruit, and attracting or repelling insects.

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