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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.


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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The Humble Houseplant: Not Just a Pretty Face

The Humble Houseplant: Not Just a Pretty Face

Houseplants can certainly add a splash of colour and style to your home – but there are many more reasons to make them part of your living environment. There’s now some pretty serious science to support the fact that indoor plants are good for your health and wellbeing, whether it’s by boosting your concentration, or helping you sleep. Seven good reasons to make your home a greener place. Breathe easy. Everyone knows plants absorb carbon dioxide, but did you know they can actually remove up to 87% of air toxins in just 24 hours? Not just a wild claim either...

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Companion Planting: Pairing Your Plants Like a Pro

Companion Planting: Pairing Your Plants Like a Pro

We all know that some ingredients go well together in a recipe (tomato and basil salad, anyone?) but did you know that the same goes in the gardening bed? Companion planting is the art of growing complementary plants in close proximity, and it’s something that all of us can try at home.

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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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Sara Gasbarra – Leading the Revolution

Sara Gasbarra – Leading the Revolution

Chicago native, Sara Gasbarra, is the founder of Verdura, a full service culinary garden design company working with hotels, restaurants, cafes and businesses all over the US.

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Soil Health: Is Yours Up to Scratch?

Soil Health: Is Yours Up to Scratch?

When it comes to gardening, we often tend to overlook one of the most important ingredients: soil. But while it might not be the most glamorous part of the growing process, soil is definitely one of the most important.

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Drowning or Dried Out: What’s Your Watering Style?

Drowning or Dried Out: What’s Your Watering Style?

It’s no secret that watering is an important part of gardening – but we don’t all approach it quite the same way. While we’re not pointing any fingers (even at those cactus-killers amongst us…!), the truth is that some watering habits are better than others. And if your greenery ain’t so green, watering could be the factor that’s to blame. 

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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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