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If you’re new to urban gardening, we have a few in-depth, introductory guides:

The guide to hydroponic systems will be of use if you want a plug-and-play system.

Finally, familiarise yourself with this post about homemade insecticides. Creating the right conditions, then doing your best to get rid of pests when they arise, is more or less the whole battle.

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  • Doug 27th March 2017, 9:45 pm

    I read your blog on peat pots, but what are your thoughts on peat pellets? I plan on starting seeds in a heated cold frame. Peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, cabbage, squash, cukes. I know that I will need higher heat for peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant. But to achieve good contact with soil for heat and moisture, I was thinking peat strips/ Pellets would be best. Your thoughts please.

    • Dan Mowinski 1st April 2017, 4:57 pm

      Hey Doug, thanks for your comment! To be completely honest I don’t use Jiffy peat pellets. I realise that you get a lot for your money so I might give them a go. Could you clarify what you mean by “good contact” – I don’t see why pellets would work any better than other methods in a cold frame.

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