Wednesday, 03 April 2013 00:00
UPDATE: The response we have received from this short story is amazing, but created many questions from subscribers who needed further information.
Saturday, 16 March 2013 00:00
Container gardening is a simple and fulfilling hobby that has practical applications, too. You don’t have to own 200 acres of land or even have a garden to get involved with sustainable practices and learning to grow your own food. Anyone can become a novice container gardener, including people who live in high-rise apartment blocks.
Saturday, 09 March 2013 00:00
by Jonathan White - We all know how much hard work there is in growing vegetables - digging, weeding, crop rotation, watering, fertilizing, planting winter crops, resting beds, spraying pests and weeds - the list goes on and on.
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 00:00
By Jonathan White - When we think of organic gardening and permaculture we tend to conjure up images of leathery-skinned bearded warriors who dedicate their lives to working long days in their vegetable plots. Whilst this may be a wonderful way to live your life, it doesn’t suit the average suburbanite with a full-time job and a hefty mortgage.
Sunday, 03 March 2013 00:00
By Jonathan White - Traditional vegetable gardens require an enormous amount of hard work and attention - weeding, feeding and strict planting schedules. There is also the problem of seasonality, allowing beds to rest during the cooler months producing nothing at all. Then we are told to plant green manure crops, add inorganic fertilizers and chemicals to adjust imbalanced soils.
Thursday, 14 February 2013 00:00
Spring is upon us so now is a great time to start planting seeds to grow your own delicious fresh herbs, salads and vegetables. Seed Pantry has launched a new Children's Seeds Starter Kit, a Chilli Seeds Starter Pack for growing your own fresh chillies at home and a Three Seasons Kit, delivered in three boxes during the year.
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Thursday, 03 January 2013 00:00
As it is just the beginning of a New Year it may be too soon to actually get in the garden right now, but there’s nothing to stop you planning ahead and preparing for the up-coming seasons. It may be time to have a change in your gardening routine as well, so here are five New Year Resolutions you could try out this year
Monday, 29 October 2012 00:00
Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean your garden has to be done displaying beautiful colors. While it’s important to do some routine maintenance on your garden in the fall, you can also plant some fall flowers. Fall flowers will give your garden that pop of color that will last into the winter. Grab your gloves and throw on a sweatshirt and get ready to get dirty.sweatshirt and get ready to get dirty.
Monday, 15 October 2012 01:00
Gardening as a family cannot only help you reduce your carbon footprint, pass along the ideals of sustainable living to your children, and save money at the grocery store, it can also help you forge even stronger bonds with your family through your shared goals. When you live in an urban setting, however, starting a family garden requires a bit more creativity than it would in a rural area. Though you will have to work with what you have available and consider the best ways to customize your garden to your family’s specific situation, it’s absolutely possible to bring the seasonal bounty from your garden to your table, even in the city.
Saturday, 08 September 2012 02:00
We have already talked about starting a container garden and many other facets of growing and tending to plants, but the first stage of growing new plants is often the most difficult to manage. Here are some simple tips to help you kick start your plants and give them the best chance of survival.