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  • Nutley’s Advent Calendar

    In anticipation of a Christmas unlike any other, Nutley’s has gathered up their creative minds and crafty products to bring you Nutley’s Advent Calendar!

    From homemade gifts for your loved ones, to novel ways of decorating your home and garden, we’ll be giving you a new idea to try out every day leading up to Christmas. 

  • Preserving The Passion, How Neil Brought His Love Of Gardening Indoors

    Following Neil and Caroline’s summer of horticulture; growing produce from the bottom of their kitchen fridge, they have gone on to bring their gar...
  • How One Couple Grew A Vegetable Garden From The Bottom Of Their Fridge

    At the beginning of March 2020, Neil Tyler had never so much as picked up a trowel or planted a seed in his life. A retired electrical engineer who had spent many years in rented accommodation in the Middle East and West Indies, the pleasures of gardening had entirely passed him by. Then came lockdown.

  • Watering Solutions For Your Garden

    Many people find it hard to maintain growth in their gardens during the warmer months, whether it's because the ground becomes dry quickly or plants have too much exposure to sunlight. Constantly keeping plants watered can be a struggle, as time might be used elsewhere such as homeschooling or returning back to work. 

    In this blog post, Nutley's evaluates the best options for keeping your plants watered and healthy whatever your timescale or budget.

  • It's Time To Grow Your Own Lockdown Lettuce

    During life in lockdown, the team at Nutley's have been growing our own food supplies. Today's blog post looks at growing lettuce - a fresh nutritious and easy to grow leaf vegetable. Simply follow these step-by-step instructions and you will have a wealth of lettuce for your summer salads in no time. 

  • The Story Behind Meadow View Beeswax Wraps

    Meadow View Beeswax Wraps was founded 3 years ago by friends, Susie and Chloe. Chloe’s nephew, who was 7 at the time, suffered from hay fever and eczema. After reading an article about the benefits of eating local honey, they booked themselves on courses about how to look after and raise bees. Feeling inspired and excited they learned how to build their very own hives for their garden! 
  • 7 Ways To Reduce Plastic In Your Garden

    As we enter into a new year, most people try to set themselves some New Year's Resolutions. The most popular resolutions include embracing a healthier lifestyle or spending less time on our phones, but in this new decade, there is a real interest in using less plastic in our everyday life. 

    A garden is a place where you can grow your own food and produce, rather than purchase them from the supermarket in excessive plastic packaging. So, why not try and make your garden a place with as little plastic as possible. Our handy guide shows you seven improvements you can make to your plot to reduce the amount of plastic. 

  • What Shall I Do With My Pumpkin After Halloween?

    Halloween. A time for spooky movies, endless sweet treats and of course the traditional Jack O Lantern pumpkin. Whether you are buying a pumpkin at the supermarket, joining the hype and visiting a pumpkin patch or growing your own, the humble Pumpkin is not just for show around the end of October. 

    In fact, it seems that the multiple uses of a pumpkin is still not being communicated effectively with 8 million pumpkins being binned every year in the UK. 

    To help you on your way to reusing these delicious vegetables, Nutley's have compiled a list of the best ways to use your pumpkins; from the flesh and seeds to the shell of the pumpkin.

  • What is Organic September?

    It’s the month of September and the time when harvesting season is in full swing. You get to pick and eat all the delicious fruits and vegetables you have been growing, making wonderful meals with your fresh produce, as well as creating fun and tasty jams and preserves with the glut of berries around. For us at Nutley’s, as well as many of you, it’s our favourite time of year.

    However, did you know that this month is also known as ‘Organic September’? Created and led by the Soil Association, this campaign aims to be the biggest of its kind in encouraging people to choose organic and show how it can be a springboard for a wider change.

  • How One Product Can Increase Your Produce Yield By 30%

    As someone that grows produce in your garden or allotment, you are probably always keen to improve on the previous harvest or grow more than ever before! What if we let you into a little secret that has been proven to yield 30% more produce than a standard plastic garden pot. Got your attention?

    Continue reading the blog post to find out more!

  • Can I Recycle My Nutley's Modiform Pots?

    With the growing understanding and enthusiasm about reducing the amount of single-use plastics in your garden, Nutley’s Kitchen Gardens are keen to help you cut down or responsibly dispose of the garden plastics that you have used during the sowing and growing season.

    Most of our modiform plastic items that are used in the garden can be reused if treated with care for year after year, but we also understand the desire to cut down or even eradicate plastic both in your garden and your home.

  • 3 Things To Do In The Garden With The Kids This Summer

    We all know it is important to keep the kids occupied, entertained and educated during the summer break and what better place to do this than in the garden; allowing them to spend time in the sun, take in the fresh air and get their hands dirty!

    Here at Nutley’s Kitchen Gardens, we have put together the top activities you can do in the garden with your little one, allowing them to get creative and have fun whilst also helping improve the garden and encourage more birds and important insects to your plot.