#NationalAllotmentsWeek: Indoor Allotment

#NationalAllotmentsWeek: Indoor Allotment

As it is National Allotments Week, I thought I would share the progress we’re making with our hydroponic indoor ‘allotment’. Three weeks ago, Ryan and I went on a road trip to Ikea Exeter, the closest store with the Växer cultivation inserts we...
Dill in space

Dill in space

It has been a month since we set up the AeroGarden and started our journey into space gardening. It came with three herbs – basil, dill and parsley. The basil was the first to burst into life and has been the fastest growing. I trimmed the top of one of the...
Hydroponicum

Hydroponicum

Ryan and I have had a couple of spaced out days – we went to visit the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank and came home via the National Space Centre in Leicester. Of the two, the Space Centre is more interesting for adults, but both destinations suffer from being...
Adaptogens for astronauts

Adaptogens for astronauts

Space research can take you to some odd places. Siberia isn’t known for being a hospitable environment, and cosmonauts used to go into space with a gun in case something went wrong with their re-entry and they wound up having to defence themselves from bears in...
Pseudonauts

Pseudonauts

The AeroGarden originally hit UK shelves just in time for Christmas 2008, and continued to make waves through 2009. AeroGardens (there are more models available now) are automated indoor hydroponics units, designed to sit on a shelf and provide small edible plants...
Green Greenie

Green Greenie

At the beginning of the month I did a series of posts for National Gardening Week, exploring some of the early spring harvests from the garden. The season has moved on since then, and as the asparagus plants are still young I have stopped harvesting them to let them...

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