Basic Guide To Applying Mulch To Garden Beds

Basic Guide To Applying Mulch To Garden Beds

May is for mulching! Every gardener should know this basic rule. If you want to impress your friends and family with your perfect garden beds then spring is the time to get some mulching. Using mulch is so beneficial – it helps with weed control, reduces water loss, prevents erosion and improves the quality of…

The Roots of the Matter

A few days ago, we were discussing the benefits of permaculture with a friend who had never heard of it. (We can hardly wait until we are able to go take the PDC and Internship permaculture courses in Australia!)  John said something that sparked the idea for this article. Functions of Roots Absorption. The primary…

Useful Tips on Growing Carrots in Containers

Useful Tips on Growing Carrots in Containers

These root vegetables are widely used in many cuisines – especially for salads, soups and stews. Carrots are usually orange, but they can also come in purple, red, yellow and even white. They are biennial plants that grow up to 1 meter. As for their nutritional values, carrots are actually 88% water, 1% protein, 7%…