Issue 51: UK & Ireland

Growth Cycles

Welcome to another edition of Garden Culture Magazine, your analogue gateway to becoming a better grower. This edition contains great tips from some of the industry’s finest minds. 

Philip McIntosh’s “Know your soil pH” will help you avoid common mistakes if you grow in soil. We have two interesting articles on lighting. The first, by Rich Hamilton, looks at the downfall of HPS lighting. And in “Red Light, Green Light – Lighting For The Stages of Plant Growth,” Av Singh explores changing (or not changing) lighting in every growth stage. 

If you are new to growing mushrooms, Chris Johnson’s “Mushroom Grow Cycles Using Fruiting Bags” will help you strive for fungal growing perfection.

This month’s featured author, Xavi Kief, has crafted quite a creative piece comparing you and your growing space to square dancing. “Calling The Cultivation Dance – The Cycles Take The Square” takes a unique view of organizing and controlling what happens in your grow space.  

And in the first part of “Hearing The Music Of The Forest Giants,” Cosmic Knot continues listening to the trees. He coined the term Florganoleptics, a genre of music created between plants and people with the help of an electronic device. Read the article and then google the word; it’s some trippy shit. 

Happy growing!


In this issue

Kinder Harmony

St Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

They say to start them young, and that’s exactly what Dominique Ring is doing! The gardener and educator strives to nurture children harmoniously with Nature.

The Veg Project

Swansea, Wales

Helen Davies takes growing food seriously, and she’s happy to share tips and tricks via The Veg Project Podcast to help you get started too!

Building a Food Forest Scotland

East Ayrshire, Scotland

Katrina and Clayton Gelderbloem are a mother and son team creating a remarkable food forest project with healing and calming powers.

Nigel Peterson-White

Luddenden Allotment, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Obsessed with making compost? Nigel Peterson-White can relate! He’s transformed the soil in his Luddenden allotment using green waste materials.

5 Cool Ways To Support Plants Through The Growth Cycles

Incredible gardens don’t just happen; plants need your support throughout their growth cycles so you can achieve ultimate quality and yields!

Calling The Cultivation Dance: The Cycles Take The Square

If you’re a millennial in the United States, modern western square dance was likely the country’s official dance in the …