What Is “Succession Planting”?

Have you ever planted your spring veggies and ended up with everything maturing at the same time? And then after you’ve harvested, your garden starts looking a little bare? Most of us have been there before. But succession planting can help you with this!

How To Keep Kitchen Herbs Alive

Having fresh herbs in your kitchen is truly one of life’s pleasures in my books. There’s something about having that pop of green on the kitchen bench, and the ease of garnishing or adding flavour to your cooking is so great. But growing herbs indoors can be a little tricky, and if you’ve tried before,…

5 Things: For Beginner Urban Gardeners To Grow

If you’ve never gardened before, it can be very intimidating to know where or even when to start. I think that the best time to start gardening as a beginner is in Spring, as it’s not too hot and not too cold to start getting your garden going for those great summer harvests.

How To Grow Potatoes In A Bag

New potatoes at Christmas are such a classic for my family, along with a delicious glazed ham and a BBQ of course. And to be able to bring your own potatoes to the dinner table at Christmas is such a treat. The idea of growing my own potatoes always intrigued me, but I always thought…

How To Plan Your Own Vegetable Garden

I love that the garden is heading back towards its roots (pun intended) of being a practical place, where even in urban spaces, our little patches of dirt can be transformed into a bountiful plot of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Providing a sustainable haven for insects and other wildlife, but also nourishing our bodies and…

Egg Shells and Slugs

The problem with growing vegetables, is that we humans aren’t the only creatures that thinks the veggies are tasty. Unfortunately one of the creatures that often frequents my garden is the slimy, old slug. I don’t know about you, but I like to avoid using chemicals and nasty things in my garden if I can….

Growing Vegetables from Seeds

Growing vegetables from seeds is a super cost effective, and rewarding way to create your own garden. You have full control, right from the get go, of how your plants are nurtured. And it is so fun to watch your little guys start to sprout. It can be intimidating growing plants from seeds, but it…


Composting the garden is something that all gardeners do at some stage. however, making your own compost is something that many people steer clear of. Not because it is difficult or hard to do, but more that it takes patience and a little bit of a recipe. Composting is such a key part of gardening….

The Changing Seasons

WOW! How fast does time go! Its already heading towards the end of August. And for me that means its almost Spring! But no matter where you are in the world, you will be preparing your garden for the end of one season, and the beginning of another. Even if you still have a few…

Capsi-YUM (growing capsicums)

Capsicums are delicious, crispy, juicy, sweet and oh so versatile. You can have them in salads, you can stuff them, roast them, have them on pizza. They add amazing flavor, and texture to whatever dish they are in. And the best part about capsicums, is that they are actually really simple to grow. I used…