Italy has a new social network called "Grow the Planet”. It provides tips for amateur gardeners worldwide. If your homegrown basil never survives long or your lettuce doesn’t even make it out of the surface, fret not. Grow the Planet is on hand to help. Gianni Gaggiani from Arezzo founded the website early this year to link up amateur gardeners across the world. As well as exchanging ideas, users also have access to detailed guides on sowing, planting, watering and harvesting their vegetables. Many display the successful results online. The site is especially aimed at city dwellers with little contact to nature. They can then swap what they grow with other users or sell it to third parties.