Tips for Harvesting and Preserving

When people see my veggie patch, I’m usually met with comments about how much weeding must be involved. Actually, weeding takes a very small portion of time. I tend to pick a few weeds out each time I walk past so it never feels like an onerous task. What is onerous...

9 Effective Companion Planting Ideas

Companion planting is a centuries old practice of growing various plants together with the understanding that they will assist each other in some way. Here are some ideas for companion planting around the veggie patch: 🌱 Planting salad greens inside a row of...

10 Reasons to Grow Herbs

I was grocery shopping recently and noticed that the price of sage is currently $300 a kilo. Granted, a little goes a long way with sage, but still… $300 a kg! Sage farming sounds like a pretty good business to be in! I’ve got at least a kilo in the garden on a...

Growing in a Small Space

Recently, I planted some corn seeds in a small box that we put in behind the car port last year. We have a large patch, but I’m always looking for more areas to grow food and I felt this was wasted space and we wanted to put it to use. Here are some before and after...

No-Tox Plant Spray

As gardeners, we can waste so many hours on pests. The growing season is short enough without having to spend time dealing with uninvited guests. If you’re trying to get rid of unwanted pests that doesn’t involve harmful chemicals (linked to so many neurological,...

Homemade Aloe Vera Plant Fertiliser

Not the prettiest plant in garden, but boy, does aloe vera pack a punch! With over 75 active constituents, including amino acids, enzymes, minerals, vitamins, zinc, calcium, magnesium and more… aloe vera is a pretty amazing (free) fertiliser if you have it in...

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