Thrifty gardening tips

I'm compiling a booklet on thrifty veg gardening for people on low income as part of a Greater Manchester Food Poverty Alliance initiative to reduce food poverty.  Find out more and send in your own thrifty veg gardening ideas.

Let some of your plants' flowers go to seed, then collect, store, share and regrow those plants. Check out what you need to know with our introductory guide

Ditch the plastic by making your own recyclable pots. Here's how to make sturdy little newspaper pots for seed sowing.

Get some ideas on how to recycle your rubbish to make it useful, and even attractive, in your garden from this Rubbish Revamped article published in the Big Issue.