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Sustainable Fertiliser

Sustainable Fertiliser

I’m loving this Winter at the moment. Crisp, fresh morning dog walks, with crimson and gold falling leaves. I can smell the mushrooms growing in the softened earth. Early rays of light tip the forested ridge lines. These are the signs that it is time to replenish the...
The Ugly Truth About Chooks

The Ugly Truth About Chooks

If you have had the experience of keeping chickens in your backyard, you will know how delightful these animals can be. They have their own personalities and character traits, but more importantly they are extremely beneficial in contributing to your gardens...
Marvellous Mulch

Marvellous Mulch

Today I thought I would talk about marvellous mulch and why it is so good for your garden. Mulch is so beneficial for your garden, and there are an abundance of reasons why, here are just a few; it helps keep weeds down it reduces oil erosion and soil compacting keeps...
The Principles Of Pantry

The Principles Of Pantry

Food preservation came about as a matter of necessity, when winter brought snow or chill, and the fresh, abundant food of summer became scarce. Necessity, being the mother of invention, caused early human beings to discover ways in which to preserve their own lives...
A Water Wise Solution To Living Sustainably

A Water Wise Solution To Living Sustainably

For many reasons wicking beds are cool, they are essentially one very big self-watering pot disguised as a garden bed. The idea of a wicking bed is to draw water up from a reservoir below, hence the word “wicking” it moves through the soil and feeds the roots...
Boredom Busters For Chickens

Boredom Busters For Chickens

If you have met me, or been to one of our workshops on Keeping Backyard Chickens, you will know that I am passionate about all things chook-wise, and one of the things I am most passionate about is how intelligent your girls are. In-fact chickens are as clever as...
Recycled Pallet Garden

Recycled Pallet Garden

When creating a recycled pallet garden, the first thing and most obvious is you will need a pallet. I prefer to use untreated pallets, simply because I am not big on anything that is treated with pesticides, as I do not want the risk of those chemicals seeping into my...
How Much Light And Sun Do Plants Need

How Much Light And Sun Do Plants Need

Plants use the sun’s rays to make food through the process of photosynthesis to keep them growing. Plants that thrive in a high amount of light have adaptations that allow for them to survive. This means 6 – 8 hours of sunlight per day. They have tough leaves so less...

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