I was given this herb at our monthly local produce share. It had the label “tulsi?”. I didn’t know what tulsi was at the time, but when I googled it I found that this herb was definitely not tulsi (AKA holy basil). I was pretty keen to identify it, as I’d already sampled some of […]
I wrote this post when I had only been gardening for about 3 years, but these are still my favourite vegetables to grow. They are easy to grow and produce a good crop. This is a list of my top 5 favourites for beginners in a sub-tropical climate.
We had our new floors laid a few weeks ago and before that we had to take all the doors off their hinges and trim them to make sure that the would open over the new floor. I searched the internet for clever ideas for trimming doors and there is a special power tool, but […]
For several years I made yoghurt using a thermos and commercial yoghurt packets. Then I started using powdered milk instead, which was cheaper and just as easy. And then we got Bella our house cow, so I started using real milk, not as easy, but more nutritious and just as tasty. Bella won’t give us […]
Native pollinators are as important (if not more important) than honey bees for pollinating crops and native plants. There are a few things you can do to attract native pollinators to your garden: Grow flowers and let your veges flower to feed the pollinators all year Have a source of insect-friendly water in the garden […]
Holistic management considers four fundamental and interelated processes that function within our ecosystem/environment: Water cycle Mineral cycle Energy cycle Community dynamics These processes are the foundation on which we can build our holistic goals. The holistic goal should be formulated around how we want to influence these processes, as any improvement in one will result […]