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Soil Amendments: The People’s Right To An Amazingly Productive Garden Shall Not Be Infringed

Dear Readers,

Everyone has a right to have a productive garden, to grow organic fruit and vegetables, to know what goes into your food and to be able to have real food. Food should be pesticide free, grown naturally just as nature intended it to be.  

Soil amendments or soil conditioners are one of the easiest ways to get the ground right to be able to grow the best garden EVER!

For new gardeners, a few questions arise about soil amendments such as how do you know which soil amendment to use?  What are soil amendments?  Are they even necessary?  Read on to find out the answers to these questions and more. Read More

HOMESTEADING AND GARDENING GOALS FOR 2017

2017 Homesteading Goals

Dear Readers,

I have many new goals I want to achieve this year in the garden, around the homestead and as a blogger which I thought I would share with you so you know what is likely to be coming up this year on the blog and to inspire you to set some homesteading goals.

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wHY YOU HAVE BEEN COMPOSTING WRONG ALL ALONG

Why You’ve Been Composting Wrong All Along

Dear Readers,

2017 is here and I want to spread the word about composting and I want to change your perceptions to get you composting even more from your home.

It’s quite a challenge I’ve set myself for this year and I hope you can help spread the word about a better way to compost.

Do you already compost?  Do you compost kitchen waste, prunings, clippings, weeds and all that fun stuff?  I’m so glad that you do but did you know that there is even more that you can compost?

Read on to find out more and why I’m so controversial about my composting!

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GETTING A GARDEN READY FOR NEXT SEASON

Preparing the Garden for Winter and The Next Season

Dear Readers,

Winter is just around the corner and gardening doesn’t stop here even with the first flurries of snow.   There’s plenty you can be doing in your garden throughout the winter to prepare for the following season.  

Grab yourself a nice hot cuppa tea and  read on to find out what you can be doing in your garden right now and get ahead for the next season.

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How to Grow Your Best Garden Ever, Starting Right Now

Dear Readers,

Have you ever wanted to start a garden but are not sure where to begin?  Do you have a garden but the harvests haven’t been good or the produce has lacked flavor?

Well you’re not alone and there is a solution!  I’m going to let you into a secret so you can have the best harvest EVER and I’m betting that there’s something on the list you can do right now to improve your garden to so you can reap the benefits when you’re harvesting.

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Gardening benefits stress reduction

The Healing Garden: Reduce your Stress Levels With Gardening

Dear Readers,

Gardening benefits are numerous from exercise and calorie burn to producing wholesome food for the table but did you know that gardening can help you reduce your stress levels?

The Healing Garden or therapeutic garden is much more than herbs grown for beneficial teas or aromatherapy, it’s benefits include exercise, positive energy in creating something beautiful and being around the natural world.  These gardens are found around the world and are usually designed specifically with the purpose of physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the people using the garden as well as their caregivers, family members and friends in mind.
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Beautiful yellow-orange Bearded Iris

Picture Round Up Of The Weekend In The Garden

Dear Readers,

A short round up of pictures from around the garden over this weekend.

I’m pleased to say that even with the frosts damaging the pear blossoms we are blessed with lots and lots of fruitlets on the pear tree which are swelling nicely.  On inspection of the apple tree we found apples too! Read More

Biodynamic Gardening – How We’re Doing It

Dear Readers,

The nice thing about gardening is there is freedom to experiment; if you don’t like a particular technique, you can find another.  This is how we have come to biodynamic gardening, some things work for us, some don’t and we have to experiment and try new things to find out what works for us and our garden. Read More