I love the sound of the word ‘mulch’. It sounds…,warm and earthy and wholesome.
But the thing that I love most about mulch is that it is such a simple, yet effective, way to get the most out of your organic garden all year round. While growing your own organic vegetables may seem intimidating to some, something as simple as using mulch can go a long way to helping you get that garden flourishing!
Dietary fads come and go. But it is really encouraging to see a general shift in consciousness to healthier, fresher options. More and more people are questioning the ingredients in the meals that they prepare, and moving away from overly processed, overly tampered with ingredients.
Summer is in full swing and, no doubt, everything in your garden is flourishing… yes, that’s right, everything – weeds included.
While our initial reaction is to wage a full-on attack on every weed within a ten mile radius of our garden, we think it’s important to pause here for just a second and really (really) look at weeds as potential resources and not always as the much-maligned soil-nutrient-thieves and pests that we believe them to be.
It isn’t often that you come across a gadget that really revolutionises gardening. I mean, people have been growing food and plants for millennia, so there are really only so many new developments that can be made.
That said, allow me to introduce you to the Magic Seeder! This handy gadget is by far my personal favourite. Not only does it minimise seed wastage by allowing you to sow one seed at a time effortlessly, but it just makes sowing seeds (especially small seeds) an absolute breeze.
Are you preparing your garden for winter yet? Now really is the time to get organized and ready for the change of season.
It may seem that, given the summery temperatures that we’re still experiencing, it may be too soon to get into gear for winter, but in actual fact, with cooler temperatures in winter, growing slows down, which means that the end of summer is when you should be starting your winter crops.
The wonders of garlic never cease! Not only is it used in a multitude of dishes from all around the world, it’s a nutritional powerhouse that packs a punch as strong as it’s delicious aroma.
While garlic is freely available in shops, the variety that is stocked in supermarkets is mostly irradiated, and the benefit of growing your own is that you get to grow from “seed” that is clean and organic and specifically used for growing.
Here are some very convincing facts on why including at least 60% of organic vegetables into your daily diet is best!
Whatever your vegetable of choice, always remember: Fresh is best; Raw you score!