Menu Index: Grow Your Own

Wicking Beds For Water Efficient Gardens

Wicking beds are a great idea for a dry continent like Australia, as they make efficient use of an increasingly scarce resource, our precious water. With droughts becoming increasingly frequent, wicking bed systems are becoming popular. They also help time poor gardeners, as they cut the time spent in watering. They are usually made as […]

WaterUps Wicking Bed System

Why I have partnered with WaterUps® Using WaterUps wicking bed systems can help people have success growing their own edibles and ornamental plants at home. Vegie gardeners can reduce their food miles, turning them to footsteps, which helps the environment on many different levels. Supermarket fruit and vegetables usually have a lot of single use […]

How To Make Worm Tea

It requires surprisingly little effort to make your own organic fertilisers from various waste materials we generate every day around the house. Not only does this help the environment, it also saves money in fertiliser and potting mix costs. It can also be done effectively in very small spaces, so even if you live in […]

Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own – How to be an Urban Farmer Many of you, it seems, are keen on growing your own food. This interest seems to be most evident in city dwellers who are increasingly seeking a connection to where their food comes from, and also an awareness that a secure supply of food is […]

Cherry Tomatoes

How do I grow cherry tomatoes? Spring is a great time to think about planting tomatoes. Many of us have memories of abundant tomato bushes sprawling around wooden stakes in our grandparent’s garden. The wonderful smell as the leaves of a tomato plant are brushed against evokes such images, as well as the amazing taste and […]

Growing Chilli peppers

Chilli peppers are one of the most satisfying of all vegetables in the home garden as they are relatively easy to grow and are also very ornamental and look great amongst flower beds or in a container on the patio. They are perennial plants, and can be grown for several years in tropical and subtropical […]