Growing your vegetables and herbs indoors can be very productive and enjoyable. Like any organic food growing, the tactics you apply can have a profound impact on your success.
Indoor food growing will protect your plants from larger animals, but not from insects. Indoor plants are likely to suffer from the lack of natural biological controls, that is, the predators that would keep plant insect pests in check in a more biologically complex outdoor…Continue
There is a framework of understanding with how to manage your compost heap which not only simplifies this amazing living system you are creating, but ensures you get the best compost in the shortest possible time. This recent blog of mine gives you some tips.
For those of you who have something to do with IT systems design, this article I wrote a little while ago relates systems thinking to running a successful food garden. If you are an IT nerd, please read http://cityfoodgrowers.com.au/blog-latestposts.php?catid=51
I thought some keen organic gardeners in this group may be interested in this article which I feel demystifies how to work through organic and biodynamic practices to integrate NPK - nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K) into their food gardens without the need to rely on NPK fertilisers that are commonly used by industrialised agriculture and at times, passed off as "organic". …Continue