We’re all stuck at home in an attempt to curb the spread of covid-19 coronavirus and if you’re like me, to get through this you’ll need something to do but also to look forward to when you wake up each morning. I strongly believe that gardening offers all this and more, no matter who you are or your gardening experience level. Plants are alive and change daily, many give you flowers or edible crops.
So, to help as many people grow as possible, I’m going to quickly churn out as much free advice as I can to not only help you grow stuff, but to grow it well. To start, I’m linking to some of my top blog posts below and there’s more to come! Sign up to my newsletter for updates and follow the #isolationpropagation hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.
Let’s do this! Getting started
- 11 ideas to grow your way through self isolation boredom
- Different ways to grow from seed
- Don’t beat yourself up if things go wrong
- 120+ of my veg and fruit columns and features on Telegraph Gardening (these are behind a paywall but you can access one a week for free just by subscribing)
Vegetables, fruit and other edibles
- Why growing vegetable, fruit and herbs yourself is BRILLIANT!
- 7 easy pickings for grow your own keenos
- 13 tips to help allotment and kitchen garden newbies
- The best potatoes to grow
- How to grow mini aubergines in pots or the ground
Fancy flowers and foliage
- 4 fundamentals of attracting wildlife in urban gardens
- 11 tips for a wildlife friendly allotment (or garden!)
- How to make a micro wildlife pond in a pot
- 8 tips for growing begonias
- 6 easy houseplants you thought were boring but are in fact fabulous!
- Divide a Pilea peperomioides