Consumers to Producers It seems that we have inadvertently slipped into the trap of becoming consumers instead of producers. As consumers, we rely heavily on pretty packaging to bring a lot of products to a strategically placed shelf, specifically designed to milk our finances. Our own laziness and lack of […]
Garlic and Basil Spray In my imagination, the air above the garden is a busy highway of bugs and pests. Above our hectic lives and calming gardens, they’re just cruising around on the lookout for something delicious to eat. Whether it be your favourite flowers or that very special vegetable […]
With Spring just around the corner, its a great time to think about those crucial chores and exciting new projects to start in the new growing season.
Keeping my garden as natural as possible means that I am constantly looking for new ways to use old things that are abundant around me.
Moringa Oleifera has been widely cultivated for thousands of years due to its rapid growth and many health benefits. The high content of essential vitamins like calcium, potassium, vitamins A ans C, iron and magnesium, make the tiny leaves enormously nutritious.
Spiced Vinegar (Sinamak) The inspiration for this subtle yet versatile recipe came from my travels to the Philippines. This brightly coloured bottle is bursting with flovours and makes a great condiment for any curious kitchen. It is famously found in the backstreet barbecue chicken houses, which are all so popular […]
The destruction of bee’s natural habitat is becoming a global problem due to the overuse of pesticides. Here are some ideas that can help our fuzzy little friends from our own gardens.
If you hate wasting food and throwing away valuable materials, think twice before you throw away those old bananas. There are many ways you can use up the fruit and also the peels from making a simple jam to potassium rich fertilizers. With a little ingenuity and patience you can create some very useful products of your own.
Leave No Waste looks at some simple ideas from around the garden for a better tomorrow. Utilizing things that we often throw away or overlook to save money and help the environment.
Grass clippings are the green gold of gardening and hold many nutrients that are beneficial to the garden. Read this before you throw them away.
As the New Year grows closer, I would like to end this festive period with some final thoughts to consider in the new growing season. I know that you are all itching to get out there and some are already preparing the patches and anxiously anticipating what to plant at allotment.
Teaching our children to care for the environment and helping them to develop their own skills and methods will ensure the stability of our planets future.
Growing sweet potatoes doesn’t have to be difficult. We look into some simple methods of sprouting slips,propagation and fertilization.
This method of plant propagation strips away the complexity of marcotting citrus trees and ensures great results for everyone.
We can often find things that we need to help the health of our gardens closer to home than we originally imagined. Here are some simple suggestions.
A close look into the past on how preserving precious knowledge can benefit gardens and improve skill sets along with keeping memories alive.
We look at the benefits of banana tree compost and how to make it yourself along with variations and additives for all your gardening needs.
Helping a Hopeless Orchard looks at the simple problems that we can all overlook and how we can improve the soil quality of our gardens.
The Muddy Memoirs – No Patch Too Small As children we were always encouraged to tend our own little plot in the garden. This was common practice in those days but I’m sure that it was only to keep us little rug rats out of the way while mum and […]
Leaf mould may take a long time to decompose but its well worth the effort. This fine grained humus makes an excellent medium to add to your soil and much more from mulching to starting seeds.