I regularly make my own potting mix at home to save money and control what my plants are growing in. I had a lot of trouble with bagged mixes (although I now use Searles when I need a commercial mix). I used to waste a lot of time adding nutrients every time I potted up a plant so do this now when I make the mix. I get good results so thought I'd share what I do, but I'd love to know what recipes others use too.…Continue
It's nearing the end of spring but with temperatures rising and no rain, I'm organising the shade structures for the garden to give my plants some relief in the hot dry weeks and months ahead. The investment in time and mulch for the gardens is paying off with the soil retaining moisture and plants still pretty happy.
My nasturtiums are doing well all over the garden and…Continue
Along with 170 others, I had the privilege of attending a great workshop with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms at Beerwah on the Sunny Coast recently. It was hosted by RegenAG and MC'd by the one and only Costa Georgiadis, of Costa's Odyssey on SBS.
Joel focuses on chemical free natural farming…Continue
There are two types of nasturtium but the one I can never get enough of in our garden is Tropaeolum majus (also known as Indian Cress) not the Officinal that grows in water!
They're tasty additions to salads, great space fillers, pest controllers, attract beneficial pollinators, make cheerful cut flowers and are also a great medicinal plant. But there are many more uses ...