DIY projects

  • How to Build a Basin Pond to attract wildlife 41 comments

    Guest post By Adam Lee. Adam is a volunteer for UK Charity, Garden Organic’s, brilliant Master Gardener  programme (supporting people to grow food at home).   Basin Ponds made out of a washing up bowl are a simple wildlife friendly idea for small spaces. They are easy to install, cheap to make and encourage a variety of garden [...]

  • How to make your own bokashi bin 30 comments

    A big challenge of growing in containers is keeping the soil fertile without having to buy new bags of compost each year. Adding home made worm compost is one of my favourite solutions. But what if you don't have space for a wormery or you're not very fond of worms?  (Worm phobia is pretty common, I've [...]

  • How to make a bee home that really works 28 comments

    If you've only got a tiny growing space in the city, is there anything you can do to help bees? The answer is yes! I met up with Kate Bradbury, BBC wildlife expert and author of the The Wildlife Gardener, to find out what you can do for bees in a small urban space like a balcony, a few window [...]

  • How to save tomato seeds 3 comments

    There's nothing quite like sowing a seed that you've saved yourself. Or giving away your own seeds to friends and neighbours. And there are other benefits, too - including saving money, protecting our biodiversity and letting crops flower for pollinators. But is it possible to save seeds when you're only growing with a few containers [...]

  • How to make your own moveable raised bed – step by step 4 comments

    Here's how to make your own moveable raised bed / large container using recycled materials - all for just a few pounds or dollars. Add a lick of paint to the outside and you'll create a stylish container to rival any you can buy! A big advantage of making your own containers is that you [...]

  • How to make your own container with water reservoir 11 comments

    In this post you'll learn how to make a long lasting, high performance container with water reservoir. Water reservoirs make watering easier and dramatically improve yields. You can add reservoirs in various ways. One simple way is to add a reservoir to an existing container. Or with a little more time and effort, you can [...]