Issue 37: UK & Ireland

Indoor Growing

In this issue

How To Avoid Rookie Mistakes In The Grow Room

Left the faucet running all night? Got pest problems or fluctuating temperatures? Martyna Krol guides us on how to avoid common issues in the grow room.

Making The Switch From HID To LED Grow Lights

LED grow lights have come a long way, and so have the growers using them! Alex Fraser offers some tips for switching from HID lights to LEDs in the grow room.

Rainton Farm

Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Rainton Farm produces traditional cheese and luxury ice cream in a non-traditional way. The products are made with organic milk from the farm’s own dairy herd, and the calves are kept with their mothers to suckle.

Going with the Flow: An Interview with Hydroponics Guru William Texier

There may not be anyone more passionate about hydroponics than William Texier. Get to know the industry veteran better in this interview by Catherine Sherriffs.


Bicester, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Passionate about the spicy fruit, Plantasia grows dozens of varieties, from the extremely hot Trinidad Scorpion Red and Carolina Reaper to the medium-spiced Purple Cayenne and Thai Dragon.

Pest Prevention: The Itsy Bitsy Spider Mite

Pests are a fact of life in the garden, but there are ways to keep them out! Rich Hamilton guides us on how to prevent and treat a spider mite infestation.

Aweside Farm

Polegate, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Sinead and Adam began growing on a tiny allotment in London before upping their game on a 4.5-acre plot in the countryside.

A Brief Overview of the History Of Hydroponics

Some say it’s a new way to grow, but hydroponics has been around since ancient times! In this timeline, Jesse Singer gives a brief look at the method’s history.

Thanet Earth

Birchington, Kent, United Kingdom

With six commercial greenhouses and plans in the future for a seventh, Thanet Earth is a large company with the entire nation at heart.

Repurposing Empty Skyscrapers Into Urban Farms

Skyscrapers are empty; COVID-19 has the occupancy rate in city office towers at an all-time low. Albert Mondor explores transforming them into urban farms.

The Medicinal Benefits Of Wild Raspberries

Caroline Rivard is back with another installment in her medicinal weeds series. This time, she looks at the many benefits associated with wild raspberries.

New Holiday Tradition: Potted Christmas Conifers

Forget cutting down a Christmas tree or putting up a fake. We’ve got a new holiday tradition for you: eco-friendly potted conifers! Cosmic Knot explains.

Got Old Seeds? Help Them Sprout With These Tips And Tricks

Don’t give up on old seeds you have lying around the house. It’s possible to revive them! Cody J. Garrett-Tait has some tips on helping forgotten seeds sprout.