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Urban Farming — Lloyd the Farmer


Recipe: 3 Classic Ingredients for Maximum Flavour!

Recipe: 3 Classic Ingredients for Maximum Flavour!

Three of the most commonly grown items found in kitchen gardens are responsible for one of the most delicious, and exciting condiments in the food world.  

A long-time staple of Italian cuisine, the Italian’s know how to maximise the flavour of a dish, by adding equal parts of pungent earthiness, fresh herbal notes and bright acid… I’m of course talking about Gremolata, and it's classic trio of ingredients;  Garlic, Parsley, and Lemon.

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Soil Mix Options

Soil Mix Options

We have come up with 2 self watering container mix options that we know will get your Glowpear Urban Garden going. Option 1 - No Mess, No Fuss 2 x 25 L bags of premium organic potting mix (ensure it contains fertilizer, and bark fines) 1 x 5 L Bag of Perlite Mix together and fill the planter, plant soil with seeds or seedlings, then top with pea straw to lock in moisture. Periodic watering with worm tea or organic liquid fertilizer will help to promote flowering and fruiting. Option 2 - For The Hardcore Enthusiast Approximately 30 L of organic...

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Recipe: 2 Brilliant Basil Pesto

Recipe: 2 Brilliant Basil Pesto

The Summer may be done… But not the Basil.

It’s a good problem to have, an abundance of fresh and fragrant summer Basil. So don’t let it go to waste when you’re making way for Autumn crops.

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Recipe 1: Green Bean Salad with Smoked Chicken and Lemon-Thyme

Recipe 1: Green Bean Salad with Smoked Chicken and Lemon-Thyme

A fresh summer salad of gently blanched Green Beans, Zucchini ribbons, Peas, Mint and Extra-virgin Olive Oil, served with slices of organic Smoked Chicken and a zesty Lemon-Thyme vinaigrette. 

Sound fancy. It is... but it's also dead easy, and the perfect way to showcase your home grown summer produce.

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Spring Vegetable Planters

Spring Vegetable Planters

Spring is the perfect time of year to start a container vegetable garden, the weather is looking better, and when it comes to planting options you’re spoilt for choice.

If this is your first attempt at a small space garden, you don’t need much to set yourself up for some fantastic results and a lush, bountiful garden come summer-time.

To get started all you need are some robust and reliable vegetable planter boxes, potting mix, and some seedlings.

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Small Space Gardening at Home

Small Space Gardening at Home

For many, turning a small balcony, patio or courtyard into a lush, green oasis can feel daunting... especially if you have the familiar history of failed pot plants or wilted window herbs haunting you. 

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Welcome to Lloyd The Farmer’s Mail

Welcome to Lloyd The Farmer’s Mail

Welcome to Lloyd the Farmer's Mail, where our gardening guru Lloyd will do his best to post gardening tips and plant-based musings to try and help our rapidly expanding Glowpear family get the best out of their Gardens. Please let Lloyd know if there are particular topics you would like to see covered here, and we will endeavour to keep it all relevant and interesting. 

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