Looking for simple ways to grow your own food during the coronavirus lockdown?

Debbie Mitchener of local community organisation Cordwainers Grow shows you how she grows beansprouts at home:

   

Are you going to try this out yourself? Are you growing your own food while we’re in lockdown? Send us a pic of your efforts at editor@hackneycitizen.co.uk and we’ll share our favourites.

 

Here’s a quick update from Debbie on the progress of her sprouts:

   

For other grow-at-home options, Hackney Herbal founder Nat Mady has produced a video guide to sowing seeds such as lettuce and parsley.

If you’re in need of seeds, Citizen columnist and Cordwainers Grow’s Kate Poland has got you covered. She’s running a seed giveaway at Hackney City Farm.

Email Kate at hello@cordwainersgrow.org.uk with delivery requests, and to find out about the group’s virtual advice sessions.


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