Sowing Tomatoes and Peppers Indoors

In a cool climate, sowing tomatoes and peppers indoors is often one of the first sowing jobs of the gardening year. Sowing these summer crops when we are still in the depths of winter might sound a little odd. But in areas with a short growing season, getting sowing soon can allow you to makeContinue reading “Sowing Tomatoes and Peppers Indoors”

Edible Succulents

Succulents are extremely popular. Keeping them as houseplants is very much on trend. But did you know that you can be part of this trend and the other growing trend of growing your own edible crops at one and the same time? Most succulents are kept purely for their ornamental value, and because they areContinue reading “Edible Succulents”

Windowsill Growing Over Winter

Even if you do not have a garden, there is still plenty you can grow at home. Even when you do have a garden it can be pleasant to have some things growing on a windowsill inside your home – so you can harvest a quick crop in poor weather conditions without even having toContinue reading “Windowsill Growing Over Winter”

Case Study: Large Aquaponics Greenhouse

In the plans shown, you can see that a path leads visitors from a welcome area with information boards, on a pathway between the trees, that leads to a central area with a coconut palm, bananas and bench seating.  If visitors turn right, they can enter the cafe area, where they can eat and drinkContinue reading “Case Study: Large Aquaponics Greenhouse”

Reduce Plastic Use – Make Your Own Biodegradable Plant Pots

Plastic waste is a major problem. Most of us are now aware of the massive ocean gyres… the dangers to wildlife… the huge landfill sites filled with non-compostable waste. Gardening is a great way to become more sustainable in your daily life. But gardening traditionally involves using a lot of plastic. Fortunately, there are plentyContinue reading “Reduce Plastic Use – Make Your Own Biodegradable Plant Pots”

Grow Your Own Without a Garden

I realise that I am very lucky to have a garden. While many who want to live a more sustainable lifestyle dream of a rural idyll, not everyone has some outside space to call their own. But that does not mean you can’t get growing. You can grow your own in a tiny courtyard orContinue reading “Grow Your Own Without a Garden”