The Importance of Insects and Ways to Help their Declining Numbers

Insects play a very important role in our ecosystem. They perform crucial functions such as maintain soil fertility and structure, disperse seeds and cycle nutrients and most importantly they; Pollinate plants – Insects pollinate majority of our fruits, flowers, and … Read More

January/ February Planting List

The following are seasonal favourites for January and February. … Read More

12 Ways Having a Vegetable Garden Will Save the Planet

Getting your produce from your local farmer’s market is a great way to help the plant but by growing your own food, it reduces your carbon footprint immensely therefore benefits the planet. … Read More

How to grow your own sprouts

Sprouting is a process where legumes and seeds are germinated and eventually can be eaten raw. When the seeds are soaked in water for a period of time, they germinate, causing the outer layers to open and allowing a young … Read More

November & December planting list and this seasons edible weeds

Summer is rolling in and we can already smell the sun, get your sunscreen out and hit the beach, but not before planting out your summer crops! Remember the key to summer success in the garden is: Good Soil Shade … Read More

10 Plants for Bees

One of the most important biological processes on Earth is pollination. And bees are the biggest pollinators. What is pollination and why is it important? Pollination is the act of transferring pollen grains from the male anther of a flower … Read More

Purslane

The purslane is one of those plants that people can’t decide whether to keep them or remove from their garden. It usually pops up in between the rows of your more desirable plants. It will take over your garden plots … Read More

Kale Chips

How to Grow Kale Kale is super easy to grow and one plant will last quite a few years. The Black Tuscan is the most popular variety and also the most prone to bugs. Companion plant with Nasturtiums, or Calendula … Read More

Spring Planting List and This Season’s Edible Weeds

Spring is Here…. Im so excited I wet my plants!! So we are already seeing some beautiful warm days so it’s completely ok to start planting your spring seeds. It’s a great idea to put little green houses over things … Read More

Borage

Borage is a beautiful plant to have in your garden. Borage (Borago officinalis), also known as starflower, bee bush, bee bread, and bugloss. … Read More