Author: Edible Gardens

May 3, 2018 Edible Gardens No comments exist

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. – Thomas Fuller When it comes to watering plants the questions just keep coming. As I get asked this most often I thought I would do a post a quick post for those that wish to know. It’s a slightly more complicated questions that you might think and before I answer lets take a quick look at what type of water to use when it comes to watering…

March 20, 2018 Edible Gardens No comments exist

Are you thinking of growing food at home and looking for some ideas? Well here’s our top 5 Vegetable Garden Ideas for 2018. Raised Beds This one may seem obvious but it’s a must for any new edible garden. By raising your bed off the ground you can help increase the warming of the soil and this can give you as much as and extra three months of growing time. This is an amazing return on investment. You will find…

February 22, 2018 Edible Gardens No comments exist

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad. – Brian O’Driscoll” If your reading this and it’s not autumn or winter then we recommend you wait until then. When spring comes the fruit trees come out of their dormant state and put on new growth. Planting or re potting a tree when it’s trying to put on new growth can sometimes kill it. This is not always the…

February 16, 2018 Edible Gardens No comments exist

‘I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill’ – Fats Domino Do you want to know how to grow blueberries at home? If so then this is the post for you. We started growing blueberries last year as the kids love them. They say you should eat the rainbow and blueberries will have nutrients that are not found in any other fruit. So where to start? and How many plants do you need? Well that would depend on how many people…

January 20, 2018 Edible Gardens 1 comment

“Like the soil, mind is fertilized while it lies fallow, until a new burst of bloom ensues.” ― John Dewey, Art as Experience Soil glorious soil, It’s the thing that makes it all work. You cannot have high quality nutrient dense plants without quality soil. We get so many questions around what to add to the soil that we thought we would give you our Top 5 Soil Amendments. So in no particular order, here we go. 1. Rock Dust…

October 3, 2017 Edible Gardens 1 comment

“Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.” – Jamais Cascio The Zombies are coming!  What’s the best quick crops for survival? Or perhaps you are just trying to fill a gap in one of your garden beds. Quick crops are and important part of any successful edible garden as you can plant them in between your main crops. They grow so fast that you can harvest…

September 1, 2017 Edible Gardens 1 comment

Compost! What’s all the fuss and why even bother composting? It may surprise you but the average person throws away their own body weight in waste every 7 weeks and this number is increasing. Every year we on average we throw away 3% more than the previous year which is an alarming trend. Thankfully composting can help you reduce your carbon foot print and at the same time turn your spoil into soil. If we want compost fast we need…

August 5, 2017 Edible Gardens 1 comment

‘Beneficial Insects are the key to organic growing’ Many plants that attract many different types of beneficial insects but for the purposes of this post we will look at the most popular. First of all lets take a closer look at what is meant by beneficial insects. When referring to beneficial insects I am speaking of insects that do one of two things. 1) They predate on other insects and other feeders that eat your crops or 2) increase yields…