Image of a water can, watering plants.

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

Image showing vegetable garden ideas

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

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“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

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‘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

An image of dry cracked soil, Soil Amemendments

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.

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“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.

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

A picture showing Yarrow a plant that attracts beneficial insects

‘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

An image of a rock dust quarry.

I first came across Rock Dust around a year ago while researching soil remineralization. Most beginners will inevitably reach a point when they start looking to improve their growing medium and that’s usually after the first season of growing. Rock Dust comes with some bold claims. It is said to help build soil, increases pest resistance, increases crop yields and increases microorganism diversity, and amount. Also known to help with water retention in soil and removes the need for chemical fertilizers.

A permaculture picture showing a country landscape.

Permanent agriculture, earth focused farming that benefits people. That’s what permaculture means to me in as few words as possible. For those of you that require a more in depth view read on. A form of agriculture that seeks to work with the natural world and to model the existing patterns of nature. The objective? Improving the quality of life for people and at the same time caring for the earth. This results in reduced waste and brings about food abundance. If