10 Easy to Grow Vegetables

If you have never planted before, starting a garden can be a little daunting.  But the benefits of stepping out of your comfort zones are plenty. Creating an organic garden reduces toxicity in soil, air, water and your body. Organic veggies have more flavour so you get the real taste of food. Also an organic garden…

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Turning a Lawn into a Lunch

Lawrence Halprin once said that “The great challenge for the garden designer is not to make the garden look natural, but to make the garden so that the people in it will feel natural.” Looking at my front yard I knew that their had to be change, I didn’t feel natural in it. The small pine…

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Lessons learnt in my permaculture garden

Four months after building my garden I have had many pleasant surprises. My garden is pumping out vegetables and herbs. A bountiful spring harvest! Too many to eat, I have been sharing cucumbers, beans, carrots, radishes, tomatoes, beetroot, eggplant and so many greens with my neighbours and friends. Such abundance! Growing my own food brings…

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Pickled Nasturtium Pods Anyone?

The nasturtiums in my back yard farm are going bonkers! They are growing so much! The yellow, orange and red flowers are spreading all over my garden, calling in the pollinators. So beautiful AND tasty! I love the nasturtiums sweet pungent peppery flavour! I enjoy eating the leaves and flowers straight from the garden or…

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Vertical Pallet Gardens

I’ve seen plenty of vertical pallet gardens in coffee shops and I’ve always wanted to make my own. Pallets are usually readily available and are either free or cheap to buy. I picked mine up from a local agro/garden shop. They were free as they were a little broken. I have really enjoyed transforming pallets…

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Urban Potatoes Rock!

Now, there is something truly delicious about roasted potatoes with rosemary. It has to be one of my favourite baked dishes 🙂 So naturally I wanted to have the experience of growing my own organic potatoes. Unfortunately potatoes have gained a bit of a bad reputation due to the common habit of deep frying them.…

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Gardening With The Moon

It is well known between lunar gardeners that growing with the moon means healthier plants. For thousands of years several civilisations such as the Mayan, Aztec, Egyptian, Sumerian and the Celts based their planting calendar on the cycles of the moon and sun. The earliest record seems to have been made by the ancient Egyptians…

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