Pamper with pumpkin

Pumpkin is a powerhouse when it comes to skin care as it gives dull skin an instant glow, visibly improving texture and tones with substances that soothe, hydrate and renew skin and help tame the signs of aging. Angela Lopez of Belle-Toi ( in Bournemouth has been using pumpkin juice for reducing puffy skin and Read More

The greenhouse effect

A fully productive greenhouse is similar to having a family pet – it will need a bit of your attention every day! Despite the hard work, once you’ve reaped the rewards of tasting your own chili peppers, peaches or tomatoes and raised your own garden plants for a fraction of the price charged at the Read More

Grow a better sex life!

Winter is a great time for sitting indoors with a hot drink and planning what you are going to grow on your allotment next year. But don’t just go for the same old dreary seed list, consider growing plants that not only taste great, but also have the ability to boost your libido? Passion boosters Read More

GYO vegan food

Going vegan has been one of the biggest food trends of the year, so if you’ve become mindful of the food you eat and where it comes from, it’s maybe time to grow your own and especially organically! Organic gardening is a philosophy, and it is a simple one: you give back to nature what Read More

lettuce from outer space!

Brand new from is OutREDgeous, a stunning deep plumb red romaine lettuce, which is the very first plant to be grown from seed, harvested and eaten in space! Its crisp crunch makes it perfect for a more exciting version of a Caesar salad. These easy to grow blushing leaves offer a sweet flavor too Read More

Cucumbers for better health and beauty

Even in hot weather, the inside of cucumbers remains cool, so it’s no wonder that this salad ingredient has also been put to good use in beauty products. Beauty expert, Angela Lopez of Belle-Toi ( in Bournemouth, says cucumbers are rich in fibre and are packed full of antioxidants are loaded with anti-inflammatories and full of vitamins like Vitamin K, C and manganese Read More

Eat your greens!

Often referred to s rabbit food, eating greens is one of the best things we can do for our wellbeing. When you are adding fresh, raw salads to your diet, you’re boosting the enzymes your body needs. Conventional wisdom tells us you are what you eat; everything in the body is connected so if your gut Read More

Feel the heat – GYO chilli

Eating chilli peppers will help you to feel good. This is due to the body producing endorphins that deal with the sizzling pain, which often follows a meal that’s laced with these fiery capsicums! There’s more to these vegetables than just fire though, they come in a wide range of flavours to suit all tastes. Read More

Eat carrots and see better!

Carrots are not only a favourite veg, which rabbits also love, they make one of the tastiest teatime cakes. As kids we are told to eat carrots because they ‘help us see in the dark’, which is not entirely an old wives’ tale as they are packed with vitamin A that helps us see in dim Read More

…and the pods went pop!

One of my first childhood memories is shelling peas. I can still remember to this day, the thrill of experiencing the sweet explosion and burts of fresh flavour that you get when you pop one in your mouth – even popping candy can’t beat it! Shelling peas was, according to my mum ‘a children’s chore’, Read More