Tomato Seed Saving

Did you know that saving seeds from tomatoes you have grown in your garden means that the tomatoes you then grow from that seed will already have the genetic imprint required to do well in your soil? Chances are you will have even healthier tomatoes. Saving seeds can be a little addictive, and there are many different ways to save …

banana blossom on banana tree with green bananas

In Love With Banana Blossoms

Have you tried Banana Blossom before? You may be wondering what this crazy ingredient is … it’s actually a purple skinned flower that grows at the end of a banana cluster! You can imagine how many banana blossoms go unused.  Due to its’ texture, banana flower an ideal substitute for fish. My favourite Vegan Chef on instagram, @edenvegan (check out her page for …

DIY Aphid Spray

Aphids comes from the Aphididae Family. They are incredibly common sap suckers and as they feed they can spread diseases and weaken the strength of your plants. They also reproduce a lot faster in the warmer months. To prevent them, try planting flowers like alyssum and borage around the garden as these help attract insects that will prey on aphids. Marigolds …

Cucumber Snail Deterrent

Slugs and snails, in their short lifespan, can produce up to 60,000 progeny.  That’s a lot of slippery little slitherers heading for your lettuce! Snails in particular have great homing instincts, so if you throw them over the fence onto the street or into your neighbour’s garden (not recommended for neighbourly bonding), providing they are not eaten or hurt, they …

Is That Bag Really Compostable?

With single-use plastics coming increasingly under fire, brands are looking for materials that will make their products appear ‘greener’ to the consumer. As a result, there’s often confusion (sometimes intentionally so) regarding terminology such as compostable, biodegradable, oxo-degradable, and degradable. At the extreme end, this translates to consumers being misled by unsubstantiated ‘green’ marketing claims.  This article from our new …