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As the weather warms up, chilli plants that have been slowing ticking over through spring should now begin growing more vigorously.  By this time, your plants should be in 9 inch pots of a good container growing mix.  They'll want as much light and warmth...

I had been making a living as a musician in London for quite a few years before it occurred that getting soil under my fingernails might be a useful and fun way to pass time. It was one of those moments when an idea...

It all started in 2012, south of the river, when Brixton-based food growing group City Farmers hit on the idea of growing the hops for, and brewing, a community beer. Two years later, and with the drive and determination of local resident Caroline Holtum, Walthamstow...

BEE17 is a not-for-profit beekeeping project run by Walthamstow residents Richard Smith and Helen Lerner. Their aim is not just to support bees but also to educate others about these fascinating creatures. Richard and Helen are members of Walthamstow Village in Bloom, part of the Walthamstow...

Growing Together is an on-going project at Higham Hill Children’s Centre where staff and families who visit the centre are transforming the small area at the front from its current state – an uninviting wasteland – into a planting area that the children can get...

When Caroline Thomas bought her house in Walthamstow in 1974 she decided to try growing her own fruit and vegetables. Green-fingered Parents “My parents were keen gardeners in Folkestone and they had allotments,“ Caroline told us, “My mother sold her flowers to hotels and flat-dwellers, and my...

Morag McGuire (from Artillery) and Del Taylor (from Original Army, part of Studio 3 Arts) came up with the idea of flying bean-shaped kits over Hollow Ponds “to conjure the start of spring and inspire the beans that have been planted to grow fantastic crops”. Taking...

Judy Beaupierre's story: “As someone whose dad was an “Agricultural Officer” and loved the outdoors and was always planting something or the other, I enjoyed a lot of home grown produce as a child however my attempt at food growing had only been a herb pot...

Here's some growing inspiration! Karen and Ian started growing their own five years ago and now grow fruit and vegetables in the front garden and in one of London Borough of Waltham Forest's allotments on Oliver Road. Last Christmas, apart from the turkey, the entire...

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