Welcome to the GROW Forum

Guidelines and Support(Last edited )

This section provides guidelines on using the GROW Observatory Forum and where to go for support. The GROW Forum is a place to take part in discussions on the topics that matter to you. You can meet, interact and share ideas, tips and best practice. You can join conversations and share your growing experience and knowledge.

Forum usage and posting rules

The GROW online forum is for general information only and is not a legal advice forum, we cannot guarantee the validity of any such advice given to you. Please treat your fellow posters with respect and courtesy and take the time to read through the forum terms and conditions before posting.

Set up your profile

Click your name in the top right and the screen and select ‘my profile’ from the menu. On your profile you can add your location, a short description and upload a photograph if you wish.


Discussions are organised into topics, click a topic in the list on the right to view all discussions within that topic. The Forum home page shows the most recent discussions in all topics.

Introduce yourself

New to the GROW Forum? You could post a message in the introduce yourself topic. You could include where you are based and how long you have been growing; links to your personal website, blog or community garden webpage are welcome.


You can search discussions by typing a keyword in the box on the right, for example entering ‘sensor’ will retrieve all discussions that include the word ‘sensor’ in them.

Email notifications

Select ‘notify me when I get a reply’ or ‘notify me when someone posts a comment’ to receive an email when someone replies to your discussion or reply.


While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. If you are concerned about a message please email hello@growobservatory.org for assistance.


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