Dealing With Garden Slugs Without The Chemicals

garden slug

It’s only early May, and already the garden slugs and snails are starting to become problematic. We’ve always been prone to slugs, mainly due to the warm(ish) damp climate we get here. In the past, we’ve used pellets to deal with slugs and snails, but this year we’re trying to grow things … Read more

Garden Pests – Keep Your Guard Up!

organic garden pest control

The subject of garden pests is extensive and the information available could easily fill a large and comprehensive website. Obviously as this is a gardening website, I want to include at least some information on the more common pest issues. I decided the best way to start off this page was to … Read more

Grow an Organic Vegetable Garden

Grow an Organic Vegetable Garden

An organic vegetable garden may seem like a lot of work, especially when using non-organic methods can seem easier and more effective, but the rewards for choosing organic are wonderful. Years ago, when I was a kid, I remember going to a Sunday lunch where all the produce had been picked fresh … Read more

Vegetable Gardening Tips

Vegetable Garden Layout

These vegetable gardening tips will make all the difference to the health and quality of your home-grown food. These days when we know that organic food is healthy but more expensive to buy, applying a few easy and commonsense tips can ensure that your crops grow strong and taste wonderful, fresh from … Read more

Natures Larder: The Stinging Nettle

stinging nettle

To most people, stinging nettle is just an inconvenient weed and is one of the reasons why we can’t wear shorts if we intend to go for a walk in the countryside. But to those of us who are better educated, Nettles are an amazing plant that offers an abundance of benefits. … Read more

Natures Larder: Dandelions

Edible plants and wild foods, including edible weeds like dandelions, are all around us, and although we have created this website with the primary aim of presenting how we are growing much of our own food from a tiny patio garden, we are also a keen advocate of foraging for wild foods … Read more

Compost Containers

Compost containers are bin or bucket-shaped containers that are used for turning used organic waste, such as scrap food, peelings, used soil, and plant matter into rich, fertile humus, otherwise known as compost. A typical composter will be open-bottomed and sit on the ground in direct contact with the earth. This allows … Read more

Growing Tomatoes Upside Down

Growing Tomatoes Upside Down

We’ve recently been hearing good things about growing tomatoes upside down, so we decided to not only investigate but also to have a go. According to those who have engaged with growing upside down tomatoes, it’s a fun and surprisingly productive way of producing the fruits, where many people have reported higher … Read more

How to Grow Tomatoes in Abundance

How to Grow Tomatoes in Abundance

This article summarises some golden rules of how to grow tomatoes in order to get the absolute maximum yields from your crop. The chances are, if you are growing your own food at home, you will have tomatoes on your list. They are one of the most popular home-grown fruits in the … Read more

Urban Homesteading

Urban homesteading is about embracing the simple living of our past generations, but doing it whilst living in the modern urban world. It is a term that refers to people who have consciously chosen to lead a simple living lifestyle that incorporates gardening or even small-scale agriculture, with home food production, preservation, … Read more

You Don’t need Many Gardening Tools for Container Gardening!

You Don’t need Many Gardening Tools for Container Gardening! The great thing about container gardening is that you don’t need a whole host of gardening tools to run and maintain a successful food-growing garden. You can spend as much or as little as you choose on tools. Obviously, there are a few … Read more