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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Cultivation Street Launch 2022

Cultivation Street Launch 2022 This year marks 10 years of Cultivation Street! Thank you so much for joining us on this journey. We are so excited to see where it takes us next. From the 7th to 13th of March, we are running our annual Cultivation Street Week 2022, so what better time to get…

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Jobs for July

After a gorgeous sunny June, your garden should be luscious and colourful. As we close in on July, we want to help you make the most of your summer garden with getting a head start on your July jobs. Deadheading Your bedding plants and perennials by now will probably need deadheading. Especially if you want…

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Raised Beds for Children

Getting children into gardening can be tricky, but there are ways to keep them engaged. It’s best if they can visually see what is growing, so they can get excited and enthusiastic about keeping it alive. Therefore, picking slow growers isn’t the best option when it comes to planting a raised bed for children. Try…

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S.U.N.D.A.Y Gardening

With a lot of our gardeners being volunteers we know that a lot of the gardening is done at the weekend. So, this is how you can garden efficiently over a short space of time to make the most of your garden. Slow it down – Take your time, it may seem like you need…

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Planting out your Veggies

We’re well into spring, which means that a lot of our wonderful gardens will be starting to plant out vegetables that were sown in preparation in winter in greenhouses, sheds, and even their homes. Find out how to get the most successful crop and harvest this year with these tips for planting out. Choose your…

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Plant Up a Rainbow

Last year the rainbow became a symbol of hope and gratitude for all the hard-working members of the NHS. They were displayed in windows and gardens up and down the country. As the days are looking brighter and the country is opening up again, it’s a great time to pay tribute and plant your very…

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Starting your Wildlife Pond

It’s so wonderful to see so many of our Cultivation Street entries building and nurturing their wildlife ponds. For new gardens or gardens looking to build one however, the thought of starting and building a pond can be quite daunting. We want to help guide you to get your pond started, with ways to make…

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Activity of the Week – Start a Compost Heap

Activity of the Week Start a Compost Heap Compost heaps are great for the environment, they are a great way to recycle your green waste and cuttings. After time, you’ll be rewarded with soil conditioner for garden so it’s also a great way to save money on your compost bill. You can compost all year…

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Sow Your Own – Aubergines

Sow Your Own Aubergines Aubergines are perfect to start sowing in the winter months in a heated greenhouse or polytunnel. Although aubergines are becoming a popular pick to grow at home, they are a trickier vegetable to grow. But once you’ve mastered it you should get a full crop. The hardest part is the first…

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