What are Heirloom Seeds?

What are Heirloom Seeds?

Heirloom seeds are essentially old fashioned, traditional, openly-pollinated seeds. They are genetically diverse and have usually been around for a very long time. They are not generally used in modern large scale farming. They often tend to provide a more prolonged yield over a longer growing period and a generally better, tastier … Read more

Buying Gardening Seeds Is Not as Simple as It Sounds!

The purchase of gardening seeds for your container vegetable garden is not necessarily as straight forward as it may first seem. It’s easy to be seduced by the glossy pictures presented in the catalogs peddled by the multinational seed companies, or the online shops appearing to offer great deals. Don’t be too … Read more

The Berkey Water Filter Review

Over a year ago we brought a Berkey water filter, and we have to say it’s quite possibly one of the best things we’ve ever brought. We don’t do product placements per se – it’s just not our style, however with this item we’re making an exception… As a big fan of … Read more

Growing Your Own Survival Food

It used to be if someone mentioned they were growing ‘survival food’ people would look at them like they were some kind of a nut; a human Chicken Little who thought the sky was about to fall so they were planning to be prepared for it. However, times have moved on. The … Read more

Survival Gardening

Survival Gardening

Gardening to live, or at least to not go hungry, or “Survival gardening”, is something few people in the modern western world would ever contemplate. After all, why should we? The shops have always been there for us. Whenever we need food, we just go and buy some, and we guess we’ll … Read more

Growing Peanuts

Growing Peanuts

Have you ever thought of growing peanuts in your home garden? Though peanuts belong to the nut family, they are fairly unique among the nuts since they grow underground and are not produced by large plants. In fact, they are not nuts as such, but essentially legumes. When roasted on their own, … Read more

Five Great Tomato Growing Tips

Five Great Tomato Growing Tips

Here are five excellent tomato growing tips to help you get the best out of your tomato plants – one of the most popular vegetable plants found in any garden, in almost anywhere in the world. Growing the perfect tomato doesn’t have to be hard. If it’s your first time growing them, … Read more

Growing Grapes

Growing Grapes

Growing grapes might not sound like your average gardening project, but more like something confined to the vineyards which yearly produce wine… However, a couple of weeks ago while walking past a semi-detached house locally, we noticed vines clambering along a trellis at the side, and clusters of small green grapes. It … Read more

Fast Growing Trees A Cautionary Overview

fast growing trees

Fast-growing trees have been used by many local councils for many years as part of their beautification scheme. Originally if the area was fairly low lying, and crossed by several small streams which eventually find their way into a local river, but after houses were built, there was a lot of raw, … Read more

How to grow strawberries

How to grow strawberries

Many people want to learn how to grow strawberries because there are few taste experiences more pleasant than eating fruit fresh from your own garden, and strawberries tend to top that list. Growing strawberries is also a fairly straight forward thing to do. It is argued that the world’s best strawberries are … Read more