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And Yet More Poo

And for my next bit of entertainment, I thought a double trailer load of goat poo could be fun! Yep, that lot should keep me (or the rather the veggies) going for another couple of years. 104 more words


Garlic Mustard Pesto for Earth Day 2014

The Snarky Gardener is eating garlic mustard to celebrate Earth Day.

It wasn’t until last year that the Snarky Gardener knew that garlic mustard is so invasive in the United States or even what it was. 303 more words


A Glimpse Into My Garden & My Mind: No Pickles, Add Peppers

Since the snow now seems to be behind us, we’ve spent more time working in the garden.  Tidying up the stone paths.  Planting some drift roses and salvia. 208 more words


The seeds of freedom...

By Rob Symons

This is my 40th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life

KwaZulu Natal and the the Eastern Cape are characterised by deep-cut river valleys that flow down to the sea from the mountains. 431 more words


Useful Infographic on Picking Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

See below for the full infographic. You can click into it or here to see it close-up.

If you’ve ever wandered the produce aisle of your local grocery market, searching for the produce person to tell you which fruits and vegetables are “in season,” do we have something for you. 70 more words


The (Sometimes) Curse of a Wild Imagination

Let me tell you a story. Approximately five weeks ago, I planted my spring garden. Broccoli seedlings along with carrot, radish, pea, and spinach seeds all went into the ground with the highest of hopes. 499 more words

Personal Growth

Transparent Shoebox Planter

My partner wants to start growing veg, herbs and flowers but doesn’t have a greenhouse or many windowsills. We found these transparent shoeboxes for 89p in a home discount store and used the biodegradable pots as vessels for the seedlings. 62 more words