How Not To Murder Your Houseplants

As a gardener, I have come across so many people who have fear of growing houseplants. Some of us just find it hard to believe that keeping a houseplant alive is actually not as hard as you think it is. … Read More

Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Plants

You’ve watered the plants, made sure the soil is adequate, you’ve mulched and yet the plant is not thriving. Consider nutrient deficiencies to be the culprit – especially for fruits and vegetables, they are more susceptible to nutrient deficiencies. Plants … Read More

Must have herbs for every garden

Garden must haves: Companion & Medicinal Plants             Fever few: Companion plant, attracting many beneficial pollinators & deterring pest with via odour & white flowers. Medicinal uses include a remedy for headaches, just crush leaves … Read More

How to Plant For Success

How to Plant Planting is easy. Dig a hole twice as wide as the plant’s container, pop the plant out of its container, and set it into the ground. Replace the soil around the plant. Water, and add mulch. Ta-da! … Read More

Cardamom

What is Cardamom? Cardamom – The Queen of Spices and one of the world’s ancient spices and third to the most expensive. Native to India, Bhutan, Nepal, and Indonesia. Cardamom pods are tiny, triangular in cross-section, and shaped as spindles. … Read More

Ocean Keys Shopping Centre Community Garden

Are you in the northern costal area? Why not drop into the ocean keys shopping centre and check out our latest install – the Ocean Keys Community Garden! Bespoke selection of shade-tolerant herbs will be grown to supply the community … Read More

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