Low Tech DIY Seed Sprouter

Low Tech DIY Seed Sprouter

Don't spend a fortune on new-fangled sprouting gadgets... create your own DIY seed sprouter instead! When the summer heat burns our lettuces, we like to keep things fresh in the salad department with home grown sprouts! There are plenty of new-fangled sprout gadgets on the market for the aspiring seed sprouter but the humble DIY... View more
January Gardening Guide

January Gardening Guide

Our January gardening guide will tell you what you need to do in your garden this time of year, depending on which climate zone you’re in. January gardening guide: Cool Temperate Garden January gardening guide: What to plant? There are two main planting focuses for the January gardening guide in the cool temperate garden: Succession... View more
What are Wicking Beds?

What are Wicking Beds?

Picture credit: http://www.thedesertecho.com Wicking beds. They seem to be the latest buzz in the gardening world. Great idea for conserving water in the summer months. Know what they are? I didn’t. Until very recently. Someone suggested we build our new garden beds as wicking beds, so I thought I had better find out what they were. You’ve… View more

December Gardening Guide

December Gardening Guide

Need some advice on keeping your garden thriving this Summer? We're here to help with our December gardening guide. December gardening guide: MEDITERRANEAN climate Zone 0: Planning is well underway for the heat of summer – collecting jars and bottles for the summer fruit harvest, while Mum’s jam making has continued unabated from winter’s citrus marmalades through... View more
October Gardening Guide

October Gardening Guide

MEDITERRANEAN climate Zone 1: Perennial herbs are making their spring comeback: mint, sage, thyme are all taking off. Broad beans are up to shoulder height and it’s time to start picking the beans (some of them, as always, were meant be green manure but didn’t get dug in in time!). Lettuces, parsley and beets are... View more
September Gardening Guide

September Gardening Guide

[h4]MEDITERRANEAN climate[/h4]   Zone 0: Just when I ought to be getting my spring planting organised, I’m preoccupied with heading off for permaculture training – more on that later! Zone 1: Raised garden beds have had a quick sprinkle of seeds for a few more leafy greens before they get warm enough for the solanum vegies. The… View more

June Gardening Guide

June Gardening Guide

[h4] MEDITERRANEAN Climate[/h4] Zone 0: The laundry is littered with wax from what was probably the last honey extraction for the season. Never say never though. With another unseasonally warm and dry autumn just drawing to a close, who knows what the blossoms – and hence the bees – will be up to next? Meanwhile… View more

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