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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: 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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Steven Knurr - Green'n Down the house

Steven Knurr - Green'n Down the house

Our Glowpearian this quarter is Madison based Steven Knurr. Steven is in marketing at a Wisconsin technology consulting firm focusing on  healthcare, retail, and manufacturing sectors.

Using his creative talents Steven developed an impressive urban greenhouse that is technology driven. It blends seamlessly with his 'up and coming' neighbourhood, where 'pour over' coffee, fixed geared bikes, and backyard chicken coups are the norm. 

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Plumbing

Plumbing

Plumbing the Urban Garden into commercial solutions can make life easy for on site for maintenance.

Here are some examples of the possibilities open to architects, interior designers, landscapers and specifiers. Feel free to use the REVIT file and commercial PDF below for your project specifications.

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The Elixir of Life

The Elixir of Life

Some of us love watering plants, while others couldn't think of anything worse. Whether plant watering once a day, once a week, or never, the Glowpear Urban Garden has a solution to suit your lifestyle.

Plant watering can be achieved either directly through the soil, or periodically top up the reservoir via the fill point.

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Watering Made Easy

Watering Made Easy

Our self watering technology makes Glowpear 'set and forget', making gardening that much easier. Watch the videos below to see how you can set up your own self watering challenge!

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Planting the Seed

Planting the Seed

Select your plants to fill your Glowpear Urban Garden from a wide range of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

Despite its convenient size, the Glowpear Urban Garden features a deceptively large growing volume. So think big when planning your urban garden, inside or out, the possibilities are endless. 

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The Plot Thickens

The Plot Thickens

When you’re ready to fill your Glowpear Urban Garden with soil, remember to prepare the plot first. Place the two wicking pouches provided into the base of the planter, fill them with soil, compact, and then wet thoroughly. Once complete, cover with the root barrier provided, and you're ready to fill the growing chamber with soil.

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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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Urbanism

Urbanism

Urban spaces where gardens infiltrate can take many forms. They may be in the home, office, bar, café, or store. Often they are on rooftops, balconies, courtyards and patios. 

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What Would Worms Dream of?

What Would Worms Dream of?

Soil is one of the most important elements required to grow high yielding, flourishing plants.

A healthy planting soil mix comprising the right balance of pH, nutrients, and aeration can be the difference between gardening perfection and failure, no matter how good the garden or gardener. With this in mind, the Glowpear® Urban Garden is designed to provide premium growing conditions with a minimum of effort so you can rest assured, your plants will thrive, regardless of your busy lifestyle.

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