Growing Techniques

One of the most satisfying aspects of gardening is to see a plant grow from a seed you’ve sowed yourself just a few months before. Watching a lifecycle unfold is a truly miraculous thing: First a tiny seed turns into a small sprout poking its head above the ground. Next, a fledgling sapling musters the strength to grow. Then, a few months later, a plant stands proudly above the ground: An invitation to marvel at the raw power of nature.

If this is the part of gardening that you live for, then this section is for you. Here, we’ve written guides on all sorts of techniques and products to enhance your growing capacity and help you to grow stronger, healthier plants.

From how-to guides teaching you common garden techniques like pruning propagating, taking cuttings, and more, through to specialised equipment guides for growing mushrooms, maintaining plant nutrient levels, and so on.

We believe that the real joy of gardening comes from being able to curate your experience and pursue your passions. Instead of gardening from a template, it’s about seeing what interests you most and following that. Do you find yourself fawning over your vegetable patch in the winter months, for example? Then why not look at our guide to the best grow tents for year-round growing, or even the best LED grow lights for growing indoors.

Or maybe you’re looking to expand your gardening adventures beyond your window box or flower bed? If this is the case, our guide to starting an allotment should be right up your street.

Perhaps you just want to remind yourself how to take cuttings so you can share the love of your favourite plants with your friends and family. If that’s the case, we’ve got you covered too.

In short, here you’ll find the information you need to expand your repertoire of gardening techniques, and to help you achieve more of your garden goals.


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