Why you need to get your winter vegetables in NOW!

Breaking a myth… I often get asked, can we even grow anything in winter? And the answer is YES! It’s much easier than summer growing and cheaper too. Let me tell you why. In Autumn and Winter growing food is … Read More

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

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

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

10 Alternatives to RoundUp

Glyphosate the killer weed killer You don’t have to look far when searching for the controversy around this regular back yard weed killer. Its recent attraction in the news and media is not to be ignored, the facts surrounding this … Read More

What is all the pH-uss about pH?

Quite often I hear people say to me that there plants aren’t  doing so well.  They tell me, “I keep adding fertilizer but it just does’nt seem to be getting any better, in fact sometimes worse!” My reply usually comes … Read More

Planting Calendar

What Do I plant and When? I hear you ask oh green thumbed friend, Well we have heard your requests and we now are happy to present to you: The complete and concise planting calendar! For year round gardening advise, … Read More