Featuring a whole host of lovely friends of The Grow Show
Lemon balm is a great caffeine alternative. You can have a tea made with lemon balm last thing at night - it helps you relax in the same way as chamomile.
The walk-in wonderwall is a netted veg tunnel perfect for overwintering. It is a no-go area for pigeons, cabbage white butterfly and caterpillars, and prevents slugs and snails, too! Its design gives crops protection from strong winds while letting rain and sunlight in.
Cages are a great way to keep pests away from your hard-earned crops. The cages from William James & Co are available in a wide range of sizes or can be custom-made to your requirements. All netting is rot proof, long lasting and UV stabilised.
A layer of mulch on your beds can help to suppress weeds and keep moisture in the ground, minimising the time you need to spend watering.
Check shade levels on your balcony garden by using a piece of paper to mark where the sun is shining throughout the day.
If you are short on space, why not grow vertically? I use this technique in my courtyard garden and it really maximises what space you do have.
Make these simple, biodegradable pots from old newspapers, and earn some eco-gardening points!Download Guide
Enjoy extra plants for free by taking cuttings from your existing edibles - give it a try!Download Guide
Get to grips with some of the terms and techniques you will hear on your voyage into gardeningDownload Guide
Get the best from your plants by understanding the medium they are growing in – using these three simple steps to test your soilDownload Guide