How to grow duckweed for your urban pond

Percy Ross once said “Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean”. I thought I would start small and grow duckweed in a bucket then move it to a pond. And who knows, my pond may help create more lakes and then…

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Funky Fridge? Make A Natural Fertiliser

I’m the sort of person that easily forgets certain leftovers and opened jars in the fridge. So of course things start to get a little funky. Instead of throwing things straight in the compost bin I try and take the time to make a natural fertiliser with some of the stinky fridge ingredients. A natural…

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5 steps for healthy plants

It is well known among organic growers that all learning in agriculture must begin with the observation of nature and an in-depth study of what is meant by the “law of unity” (togetherness law). Cocannouer (1950) suggests that our success or failure with ecological gardens depends greatly on our knowledge of this law and how…

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Create an edible balcony with a container garden

Container gardening is not for the faint-hearted. It requires time and a little more patience but if you have a small space, it is the solution! When I became pregnant with my son I decided I wanted to live near the beach  so I could go enjoy beach walks. My apartment had a very small…

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