Plants in the City: How Plants Can Keep You Healthy and Taste Great

The summer is just beginning and Jackie’s experiments for the garden are getting more and more adventurous. But where are all the bees? Cosmopolita Scotland’s Eco-Balcony is getting bee friendly.

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Plants in the City: Get Ready for a New Planting Year

Plants in the City is back! This year, Jackie is pushing herself outside of her comfort zone with an exciting new project involving bales of straw. In the Cosmopolita Scotland Eco-Balcony, we are getting started with some new chili varieties, and a DIY heated propagator. 

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‘Plantas en la ciudad’: Las plantas se liberan en las vacaciones

Este año, el período estival en Escocia está siendo bastante veraniego y las plantas por su puesto, no se quejan. Cada día que pasa, las plantas del eco balcón de Cosmopolita Scotland trepan más y más por la pared. ¡Están creciendo a un ritmo mayor del tiempo que tenemos para poder construir nuevos sitios donde transplantarlas! Este mes, a su vuelta de vacaciones, Jackie se ha encontrado con un ejército de malas hierbas en Tiphereth.
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Plants in the City: Plants Go Wild on Holiday

The weather has been quite summery here in Scotland, and the plants certainly aren’t complaining. Every day, the plants in Cosmopolita Scotland’s eco-balcony are growing up the wall, literally. They are growing faster than we can build places to transplant them! This month, Jackie comes back from a summer holiday to an army of overgrown weeds at Tiphereth.

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Plants in the City: The Good Thing About Bad Weather

When the world around us seems uncertain and confusing, there is one thing we can say for sure – plants keep growing. They carry on regardless of human society, pushing forward with their natural desire to maintain life. The Eco Balcony has come on a lot since our previous installment of Plants in the City. Here’s Jackie Bruce to tell us how it’s going.

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Plants in the City: How To Grow an Eco Balcony in a Small Space

It’s time for the next instalment of Plants in the City from Jackie Bruce! This month, we’ve got a very exciting project starting for the team at Cosmopolita Scotland. Jackie has agreed to help me (English editor Alex Owen­-Hill) and my partner to design a space-­friendly “Eco Balcony” in the balcony of our flat. It’s a challenge, but I’m sure it’s going to look great!

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Plants in the City: Weeds Are Great and Micro-Veg is Easy

Jackie Bruce is back with her March column for Plants in the City. This month, she tells us how we can get started growing some veg, before the busy season starts. One thing you absolutely have to try from this post – growing micro-veg! At your local supermarket, it’s almost £2 for a bag of pea-shoots. With Jackie’s method you could grow a whole tray of them, practically for free, by the end of the month!

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Plants in the City: You Can Grow Plants Anywhere!

Plants in the City is our brand new column by horticulturalist Jackie Bruce. In this regular column, Jackie will give us her expertise about how you can start your own garden absolutely anywhere. Even if you have only small windowsill, or a window box, you can grow your own plants. Jackie first appeared at Cosmopolita Scotland when we interviewed her about the Tiphereth community, and with her thoughts on how to save the declining bee populations. We’re very excited to welcome her as a regular contributor.

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