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Inspiration and stories

We've gathered stories about inspiring gardeners, tasty recipes and DIY guides for gardening and growing here. This is also where you'll find everything you need to know to keep up with our activities and challenges.

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Tying a spiral bouquet

We show you how to tie a spiral bouquet step by step.

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Recipe

Herby carrot pasta

This recipe for herby carrot pasta is perfect for days when you want a quick and easy meal.

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Scrumptious summer Swiss roll

A scrumptious summer Swiss roll is quick to whip up, and you can vary the filling to suit your tastes and what’s in season.

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How to freeze vegetables and berries the right way

Enjoying crops from your own harvest in the middle of winter is an amazing feeling. To make it possible, the freezer will be your best friend! We will guide you through how to freeze vegetables and berries in the best way possible. Enjoy!

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Why gardening is good for your health

Most of us know how being in nature benefits our health. But how and why? In this blog post, you will find out exactly how beneficial nature, gardening, and green plants are for our health.

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Cultivating herbs - perfect for kids

When it comes to cultivating with kids, herbs are a good choice to start with. Herbs can be cultivated indoors all year round, and outside during the summer. Make cultivating a fun activity to do with kids when they are on a break or free from school.

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What does the seed bag tell me?

When you are ready to put your seeds in the soil, the seed bag is your best friend that will guide you on how to handle the seeds, how to grow them, and what to expect. Depending on which company you buy your seeds from, the seed bags may look a bit different. However, most bags have similar information. In this blog post, we walk you through all the information to be found on seed bags from Nelson Garden. Let’s go!

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How to create your own lettuce ball

Growing lettuce in a ball? It might sound weird, but we promise you it is not! Salad balls are not only fun to do and look at, but are also practical. Why? If using a hanging planting pot when cultivating, the lettuce is out of reach of snails and pests that love to nibble on the green leaves. Another practical aspect is that you can harvest your lettuce without having to bend down.

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4 DIY gardening projects to do with kids

DIY projects are a fun activity to do with kids and perfect for when they are out of school or on breaks. Combining DIY projects with cultivating is a perfect match! It encourages kids’ creativity and introduces them to nature, outdoor life, and nutritious food.

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How to dry herbs (+ make dried herbs into a gift!)

Herbs; we can’t think of a better way to season food! By drying herbs, you can enjoy herbs all year round. Dried herbs also make a nice gift to give away if you are. The best part? It is really simple to dry herbs, and we will teach you how!

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How to make newspaper pots for seed starting

Cultivating with biodegradable products is not only environmental, but it is also super practical for several reasons. Firstly, it spares you time while replanting, as you place the entire paper pot into the new soil. Secondly, the paper protects the roots of your plants while replanting. Thirdly, it saves you money!

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Make your own chili salt - two recipes!

Cultivating chili usually results in a big harvest. If you have been cultivating chili, you may find yourself wondering: what should I do with all these chilies? Our suggestion - make your own chili salt!

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Taco lettuce wraps | Serves 2

Lettuce leaves are perfect for tacos, both as a filling and as a “tortilla/taco shell”. Makes a refreshing meal on a hot summer day.

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Korean courgette pancakes

These Korean pancakes are ready in a flash and make a perfect summer lunch when you don't want to spend much time in the kitchen but you still want to enjoy your home-grown harvest.

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Inspiration and stories

Build a seedling shelf

Maximise your space for starting seeds with a seedling shelf – check out our step by step guide on how to build your own.

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