Stacking Gardens – Why They’re Great

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There's nothing better than being able to pick fresh herbs and salad veggies seconds before you need them.  But what do you do if you have limited space or limited sunlight? As our garden is tropical and quite shady - there's not too many areas where we can grow veggies and herbs.  But - we came ...

How To Be More Green and Save Money

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Go Green

The Dalai Lama put it best when he said, “We have a responsibility to look after our planet. It is our only home.” Our planet is warming up and many scientists believe we humans are the cause of the heat. This causes the Greenhouse Effect. And it just keeps getting hotter and hotter and hotter…  As ...

Protect your Veggies from Dangerous Pest Killers

Organic Gardening, pesticides, Pests | 0 Comments

pesticides for veggies

One huge advantage of growing your own veggies at home is that you can control what is used to fertilize them and deter the bugs that invariably try to eat them before you do. But why is this important? Pest-killing Chemicals Contaminate Our Food A recent news report out of Israel states that a third of the pesticides ...

How to grow veggies with limited space

Containers, Gardening Equipment, Nutrition | 3 Comments

raised garden bed for vegetables

I'm really excited about what we've been able to achieve in a small area. Although our garden is a standard suburban size, the vegetable growing area is very limited due to being surrounded by lots of tall trees and palms - so there's not a lot of area that gets enough sun. My clever husband installed ...

Companion Planting will Maximise Your Veggie Crops

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Whether you are planting a new garden or replanting one that has been growing for years, attention to companion planting is guaranteed to improve your homegrown crops. It’s a simple concept based on the way nature works… naturally. For instance one plant’s enemy is another plant’s food. Some bad bugs have pet hates, so by planting ...

Growing the World’s Hottest Chillies

Organic Gardening, Peppers | 2 Comments

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There is absolutely no doubt that growing peppers and chillies is easy, so why not try and grow the world’s hottest chillies? If you are seriously into hot chillies, and you don’t know about the Naga chilli, there’s a treat in store for you. This little number has been described by some as a killer, with ...

The Best Barbecued Veggies

Corn, Onions, Peppers, Recipes, Tomatoes | 0 Comments

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While many people consider a barbecue to be primarily a good way to cook meat outdoors, there are many delicious ways of char-roasting veggies on the barbie. The Best Veg for a Barbecue Any vegetable that can be successfully oven roasted is good for a barbecue. They include some of the favourites that are commonly found in ...

Growing Parsnips for the Pot

Cultivation, Harvesting, root vegetables | 2 Comments

harvested parsnips

While parsnips are not everybody’s favourite vegetable, used in small quantities, they will add a distinctive and delicious flavour to soups and stews. They are not difficult to grow, although they will take a good four months for the roots to reach maturity. Where to Grow Parsnips Parsnips, like other root vegetables, do need space. It is also ...