Starting a garden. The term gardening covers a wide range of activities and methods used to grow plants, both indoors and outside. At various times through history, gardening has come in and out of fashion. The style of gardens change
How to grow parsnips right through from seed to harvest and beyond. We love parsnips! They are an incredibly versatile vegetable and I use them wherever potatoes are used in a recipe, except for baked jacket potatoes. When I’m looking
What seeds can I sow in July? Well there are an awful lot of them! Today I’m going to talk about some of the seeds you can sow outdoors, straight into the ground, in July. I’ll start, as always, by
How to grow cabbage at home. Cabbage taste wonderful! My childhood memories of cabbage are of a limp, soggy vegetable on my dinner plate. However, freshly harvested, homegrown cabbage does not need to be cooked for very long at all
How to make compost – fast! Nature has a perfect way to return materials to the ground to become food for the future generations of plants. We can mimic this process by making compost and using it as a mulch.
Escaping the Rat Race – Our Story. The following is a lightly-edited version of an article published in the summer issue of Permaculture Magazine in 2020. Background and overview When a serious health crisis forced us to re-evaluate how we
Perennial herbs are real workhorses in the kitchen garden. Usually requiring little more than planting and harvesting. A little attention occasionally makes them work even harder for you. Some perennial herbs are evergreen and will supply fresh herbs all year round. Others are herbaceous perennials, in other words, they die down over winter to return in spring with renewed vigor.
Key Secrets For Eating Seasonally. With a few simple strategies for seasonal eating and growing seasonal food, you can eat fresh vegetables all year round. Although I ought to add, in some places, where you have three feet of snow
Here are some easy ways to save money in the garden, without compromising on looks or taste. It’s all too easy to get carried away and spend a lot of money in garden, especially in the spring when we are
Homemade potpourri is a great way to use the flowers we grow. And a reminder of the warmer months, when gardens are filled with fragrant flowers.