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Starting Seeds: a Guide and a Confession

For those of you who still haven’t started your seeds for this year but are planning on doing so, I’m going to give you a short tutorial on how to make your own seed starting mix. 970 more words

New Doormat: DIY

Now that we have this awesome patio makeover complete with potted plants and a vertical garden, it was time to spruce up the doorway – specifically the doormat. 389 more words


Chilli-tastic - March

Since I started off my chilli growing season last month it’s been relatively quiet but rather interesting.

Of the 49 seeds sown in last month’s post only 14 seeds germinated, then I lost 2 more to wilting which left me with just 12 plants.   492 more words


Dear Peat, We’re Through

Dear Peat,

We’ve gardened together for years, and I appreciate all you brought to our joint endeavors, but I think it’s time we parted. I can’t kid myself that our relationship is sustainable any more so I’m moving on. 419 more words


Coconut - not a nut!

Before you read all about coconuts, here is a little question… what do you think the origin or provenance is of the carved coconut in my pictures? 643 more words

Family Stories

Lanka coir now used by Mercedez Benz :EDB

Sri Lankan coir has grabbed the attention of a leading global automotive firm and is being used by Mercedes Benz
(Daily Financial Times: January 23, 2014)