How to sow and grow tomatoes UK

Tomatoes are a delicious summer staple. Juicy pockets of refreshing flavour, no salad is complete without them! Like all fruit and veg, tomatoes taste a whole lot better when you’ve grown them yourself. You can taste the sunshine! Easy to grow, there are plenty of varieties to choose from. This includes the classic cherry and…

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How to survive: Hosepipe Bans

The bane of every gardener’s life, hosepipe bans are slowly becoming a common part of life up and down the country. Up to 640,000 households across Devon and Cornwall are currently facing their own, enforced by South West Water in efforts to ‘break through the drought cycle’. This is a direct result of 2022, where…

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How to grow swede UK

  Swede, also known as ‘Neeps’ in Scotland, is a hardy root vegetable. It’s almost otherworldly with its purple-green skin, and yellowy-orange flesh. But, despite its odd turnip-y look, they carry a sweet and earthy flavour. This makes Swede a great addition to hearty winter dishes.     Swedes are relatively easy to grow from…

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Cultivation Street Winners 2022

It’s been another challenging year for many of us, but gardening has provided inspiration, motivation and recreation for millions of Britons. Today we celebrate the Cultivation Street winners of the 2022 campaign. For 10 years my national community gardening competition Cultivation Street has been celebrating the best of Britain’s green spaces. From inner cities to…

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Winners coming soon

As we wrap up another year of Cultivation Street – not just any year, but the 10th year – we are once again astounded by the entries. It may have been another challenging year for many of us, but gardening has provided inspiration and motivation for a lot of us too. It allows us to…

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How to Grow the Perfect Herb Garden

How to Plant the Perfect Herb Garden   Herbs are the perfect edition to any garden. Not only are they super pretty and smell gorgeous, but they are also really easy to plant in your garden. Not to mention, they’re super tasty and healthy too! Why not take a look at our 5 brilliant herbs, with…

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Fundraising for School Gardens

Cultivation Street Launch 2022 Fundraising for your school garden is a great way of ensuring there is a buffer of money to cover costs of compost, seeds, tools, and other necessary equipment. A lot of the time you can rely on the generous volunteers and donations for items, however it’s ideal to have some back…

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How to Get the Most from Your Community Garden

– How to Get the Most from Your Community Garden – The purpose of community gardens may slightly differ. Some may focus on being a community hub for learning, or they may focus on socialising or physical exercise. For others, the main goal may be to grow as much produce as possible, be it fruit…

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10 Plants that will Wow Kids at School

10 Plants that will Wow Kids at School Engaging children with nature is so important, teaching them how vital plants are in our lives and how fascinating they are is a joy. Teaching and showing them these plants is sure to get their brains going. Pitcher Plant Pitcher plants are seriously cool –  not least…

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Who is my local Cultivation Street Ambassador?

– Who is my Local Cultivation Street Ambassador? – Cultivation Street aims to celebrate the inspiring stories of community and school gardens across the nation. However, we also want to bring light to the Ambassadors who are always on hand to inspire and help the local communities with anything they need. To find your local…

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