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4 Easy and Effective Sustainable Gardening Tips

By Natalie Wilson: It is now more important than ever to teach your children about sustainable living. Living sustainably, or at least as sustainably as you and your family can manage, is a great way to reduce the use of our planet’s natural resources. And when it comes to your garden, …

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Creative Composting

By Kim Robson: Compost is like miracle soil. It helps sandy soil hold nutrients and moisture, and loosens heavy clay so plants can breathe. The beneficial microorganisms in compost help your plants grow strong and healthy. As it decomposes, compost feeds your plants naturally and organically. Those of us who …

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Plastic Free July-How to Achieve a Plastic-Free Garden

By Larraine Roulston: Is breaking up with plastic hard to do? Once alternatives have been sought and people adopt different habits, it’s really not so difficult after all. For the most part, the major hurdle is changing one’s habits. For example, most grocery shoppers have opted to provide their own …

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Natural Pest Control & Companion Plants

By Kim Robson: After those drought-busting rains we had last winter, insects and other pests are going to have a boom season this summer. I’m already seeing lots of spiders and flying insects — and Antpocalypse 2019 began in our home weeks ago. I’ve long since placed our pet’s food …

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How to Make the Most of a Small Garden

Image via Pixabay If you live in the countryside, and have done for your whole life, there’s a decent chance that you might take the fact of a large back garden as a given, and so take it for granted. On the other hand, if you live in the heart …

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The Benefits Of Using Compost

Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled, to then be utilised as a fertilizer for growing plants. There are a lot of advantages associated with using compost. This post explores all of the benefits you will gain if you go for this option. It focuses firstly on …

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DIY Seed Pots from Common Household Items

By Fredrica Syren: I like to plant my seeds in recycled household items instead of store bought plastic trays and soil blocks or even pots. Instead of wasting money and creating more trash, I suggest inventing your own seeds pots. It’s easy. Growing plants from your own seeds puts all …

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Choosing Plants & Feeders to Help the Pollinators

By Larraine Roulston: Finally, there is global recognition that we are losing biodiversity at an alarming rate. This includes not only the pollinating hummingbirds, bees and butterflies but also the thousands of other pollinating insects and animals. Gardens of all sizes, whether each be a wildflower meadow or a planter with a few …

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The Benefits of Creating Compost Tea

By Larraine Roulston: Nourishment for your plants is enhanced by applying mature compost in the form of compost tea, also known as liquid gold. Finished compost, also known as black gold, not only feeds the good microbes by increasing their numbers and diversity but also eliminates the use of chemical fertilizers. …

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