weeds in a crack in path with gum boots

 

Easiest Ever Weed Killer

Here is a cheap and easy natural alternative to products containing harsh chemicals, using ingredients you probably already have in the pantry. Use this spray on a warm, sunny day for best results. In a matter of hours you should start to see the weeds turn brown and wither. This cocktail of double strength white vinegar, salt and liquid dish wash …

 

gardening hands holding a bowl of tomatoes

 

What To Plant In October

It’s time to get planting your summer veggies and herbs now! Not only have Awapuni Nurseries provided a fabulous giveaway for you this week, but they’ve written to remind us of what we should be doing in our gardens this spring. We need to start thinking about our summer vegetables and herbs that need to be planted now. It’s also …

 

composting bins, wire and wooden, in a paddock

 

Composting With Hayley, Part Two

This is our second composting article from Trash Talking Mama, Hayley. As promised, she has listed items you can compost at home, some of which may even surprise you. Composting is a very effective way to drastically reduce landfill waste and harmful greenhouse gases, even if you don’t have very much space you can still compost by using a bench top …

 

hands holding radishes with leaves and roots

 

Best Vegetables To Grow For Maximum Nutrition

June is a good time to plant deciduous fruit trees and winter vegetables, my favourites are beetroot, kale, silverbeet, cauliflower and broccoli. It’s also a very good time to plant garlic; traditionally garlic is planted on the shortest day and is then harvested on the longest day in December. This list has been adapted from Wendyl’s book Recipes For A …

 

oil in a jar with mint sprigs, light background

 

DIY Essential Oil Wasp Repellent

Even though the weather is getting cooler there are still a lot of wasps and hornets all around our garden, I was hoping they’d die off by now but with the weather being warmer than usual that’s not happening. They’re everywhere, including inside. One of our customers came into the store last week and mentioned that wasps strongly dislike peppermint essential …