Lovely Greens

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Edible Perennial Gardening – Plant Once, Harvest for Years

About half of my allotment garden is dedicated to temperate climate perennial edibles — vegetables, fruit, berries, and herbs that I’ve planted once, and can rely on for harvests every year. In this video, I show you some of the ones I grow, and a few others at the allotment.

Make Homemade Chamomile Lotion

It’s been some time since I showed you how to make fresh from the garden skincare! This time we’re using homegrown chamomile flowers to make a gentle and natural skin lotion.

The Garden in August

The garden in August brings with it bountiful harvests and unexpected challenges. In today’s video, I share what’s been happening in both the allotment and home garden and we pick homegrown squash, cabbages, carrots, and beans.

Getting Started with Beekeeping

As an organic gardener, I keep honeybees to help pollinate my crops, to produce honey as a side harvest, and to help keep the species going. In this video, we’ll go through what it takes to get started beekeeping and I take you along for a typical spring hive visit.

Bigger Harvests using Fewer Seeds

Some of the most successful kitchen gardeners use this simple technique to save seeds and control seedling growth. It’s thrifty and smart gardening in one.

How to Make a DIY Pallet Planter

Pallets are great to use as containers to grow food in, especially if you make modifications that increase their volume. In this video, I’ll show you how to cut a pallet into three pieces and then reform them into a simple pallet planter.

Meet Tanya Anderson

Tanya Anderson is an organic gardener, soap maker, beekeeper, and green living enthusiast on the Isle of Man.

On Lovely Greens, you’ll find fresh ideas for growing useful plants and creatively using them in the home. It could be growing flowers for handmade soap, vegetables for homemade meals, or herbs for health. Tanya also shares how you can connect with others, whether it’s by growing in an allotment garden, sharing the harvest, or organizing a seed swap.

Tanya believes that our natural human habitat is equal parts nature, home, and community and that an edible garden can bring it all together. We really can improve our lives and the environment through growing and making our own.


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