The Backyard Farmer

A guide to Suburban Farming in Britain

Foraging for food in Britain, the rundown & laws

Foraging for food in Britain, the rundown & laws

Foraging & the law in Britain Foraging is a favourite amongst the British population, with an abundance of tasty foods…

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10 Edible backyard plants you can forage in Britain – A helpful illustrated guide

10 Edible backyard plants you can forage in Britain – A helpful illustrated guide

There are many edible plants and leaves in Britain, from the classic ice burg lettuce to nettle leaves. Not only…

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Blog post #8 – End of March, Home made vegetable stock, chickens settled in & the COVD-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

Blog post #8 – End of March, Home made vegetable stock, chickens settled in & the COVD-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

Staying healthy & keeping the immune system strong In the build up to March we have seen the growing concern…

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Keeping chickens in suburban UK

Keeping chickens in suburban UK

If you live in a residential area in Britain you may think its impossible to keep some chickens. With little…

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How to boost the immune system naturally at home in the UK

How to boost the immune system naturally at home in the UK

What is the immune system? The immune system is made up of several different cells and proteins, the job of…

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#10 Low cost edible garden hacks to save money

#10 Low cost edible garden hacks to save money

1. Use old yogurt pots and ice cream tubs for plant labels Using old yogurt containers and things like ice…

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Planting the first seeds of the season, the potential of herbs & what can I use shells for?  Blog post #7

Planting the first seeds of the season, the potential of herbs & what can I use shells for? Blog post #7

Planting the first seeds As soon as march turned in 2020 spring arrived in the North West of the UK….

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Apple cider vinegar for Chickens UK

Apple cider vinegar for Chickens UK

Can I give my chickens apple cider vinegar? Yes, your chickens water can be supplemented with apple cider vinegar. The…

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The first week with my rescue chickens – Blog post #6

The first week with my rescue chickens – Blog post #6

It has been an eventful week here at the backyard farm, it has all been positive though which is great!…

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How to grow Garden Radishes outdoors UK

How to grow Garden Radishes outdoors UK

In this article we are going to cover growing radishes in the UK. Radishes are grown throughout Britain. It is…

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