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Issue 49: UK & Ireland

10 Years & Growing Strong

It is hard to believe that Garden Culture Magazine is ten years old! Launched in 2011 by some forward-thinking people, the first issues were in Dutch. However, it wasn’t long before translating the magazine into English was in demand, and in 2012, the first UK issue hit the street. I joined the team in 2012 to bring Garden Culture to North America and finally became the owner with my partner, Celia. We have learned a lot along the way and count ourselves lucky to work with an exceptional team; Catherine Sherriffs, an editor with an unwavering passion for a good story, and Job Hugenholtz, who brings to life the ideas expressed between the covers. 

I especially want to thank our advertisers for supporting Garden Culture. Every single ad within these pages not only promotes their brands but ensures the knowledge held within them is available for free, online and in print. Garden Culture Magazine is indeed a labour of love; without our advertisers, it simply wouldn’t exist. 

Another equally important contribution has come from our fantastic group of writers. I am humbled by their generosity and willingness to share their time and hard-earned knowledge with you, our readers. Whether you have been growing for years or are planning your first garden, we try to publish useful, sometimes thought-provoking, information.

In this edition, Rich Hamilton highlights the many benefits of one of my favourite supplements, fulvic acid. Av Singh breaks down the different types of Nitrogen and sheds some light on why they are not always equal or the same. Finally, Adam Clarke explains the benefits of temperature ramping in an indoor grow room. This edition is full of valuable and interesting articles. I hope they inspire you and help you navigate the perfect garden.

Happy Growing,

Eric

In this issue

Agnieszka Jotejko, Leaf an Impression

Blackpool, United Kingdom

Polish people take plants seriously, and Agnieszka Jotejko is one of them. She has turned her indoor space into a beautiful houseplant bonanza

Paco’s patch

London, United Kingdom

Who says a north-facing roof terrace in London can’t grow anything? Paco takes advantage of the local microclimate to grow beautiful, nutritious produce!

Crazy Little Bee Lady

Sunderland, North East England, United Kingdom

Bees can be wonderful emotional support, just ask Rachel Davison, AKA, Crazy Little Bee Lady! Rachel knows just how therapeutic a buzzing hive can bee.

Reflective Passage

Manchester, United Kingdom

Mark Edwards and his neighbours have been busy turning a dark and dingy alley in Moss Side into a beautiful “art gallery” filled with plant life.

5 Cool Ways To Beat The Heat In The Grow Room

Many plants love the heat, but your garden will suffer if temperatures get too hot! Follow these tips and tricks to avoid heat stress in your grow room.

How Mono-Silicic Acid Can Change Your Grow For The Better

Take a look beneath the soil with Adam Clarke as he deviates from his comfort zone and offers mono-silicic acid to his grow. You won’t believe what happens!

Confessions of a UK Hydro Store: The Hydro Bros

Interested in hydroponics and indoor farming? Confessions of a UK Hydro Store connects you with the grow shops selling your favourite products and offering your favourite gardening magazine!