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.
What seeds can I sow in October? Well, there are plenty of them. Sowing Under Cover If you have a covered growing area like a polytunnel, greenhouse or even a cold frame you can start off some spring onions now.
We are frequently asked how to stop cats pooping in the garden. Certainly we love our cat Monty. We love cats, all of them and welcome them to Byther Farm. We keep them as pets and appreciate their excellent rodent
What is the best mulch for no dig potatoes? Back in April 2018, I started a no dig potato trial and what I wanted to see is whether the mulch or the covering over the seed potatoes and therefore the
There are plenty of seeds to sow in March, but I want to start by reminding you that you need to adjust your sowing times according to your area and to the weather. There’s absolutely no point in sowing seeds
A step by step guide to growing potatoes in buckets and other containers. Why use containers for growing potatoes? I grow a lot of my potatoes in 30 litre buckets. They are fantastic and there’s a couple of reasons why.
Why reduce plastic use in your home? Plastic pollution – one of the most severe environmental threats of the 21st century. Over the past few decades, we’ve incorporated this material into every aspect of our lives without being fully aware
Is it possible to be truly self-sufficient? I talked with Tracy from the YouTube channel Our Smallholding Adventure about this recently. And invited her to share her ideas in this blog post. What does self sufficiency mean to you? Do
Benefits of green energy – reducing our footprint with renewable sources. Electricity is an essential resource we need in many aspects of our lives – from cooking food to entertaining ourselves. It’s hard to imagine life without all that electricity