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Setup and running about 1 year ago our greenhouse has produced some awesome fruit, veggies and herbs. It was built out of gumpoles, shade-netting, old building materials such as windows, wooden beams and zinc roofing.

The greenhouse beds were raised using compost, mulch and potash. Yarrow grew like weeds, spinach is growing green, a wall of tomatoes was grown.

Currently growing herbs such as yarrow, mint, oregano, basil, rosemary and lavender. I am also propagating alot of fruit trees like fig, lemon, apple, avo and wild plum.


whatwormseatOwning a worm farm is very rewarding; it will turn your kitchen scraps into a high-value, natural fertiliser. Being eco-friendly it reduces greenhouse gasses too.

Once you start feeding your garden with worm castings it will flourish like never before; your vegetables will be bigger and tastier, your flowers healthier and it will all be natural and organic.redwriggler.jpg

Once a worm farm is established, it is simply a matter of feeding the worms any scrap kitchen vegetable matter that you may have, it couldn’t be easier and you can expand it as you go along.

This ebook will guide you through your setup, maintaining and harvesting your vermiculture.

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Pronounced hoo-gul-culture, the name of this practice means ‘hill culture’ or ‘hill mound.’

Hugelkulturgardening

This practice makes use of dead branches, leaves and grass clippings by recycling them. To build a hugel bed, you must mound the yard waste, along with any compose, manure or other biomass you’ve got. Then, top the compound with soil and plant your vegetables in it.

One advantage that comes with this method is through the use of wood in the mound. The gradual decay of this wood provides long-term nutrients for plants. By using hardwood, a single mound can supply plants nutrients for over 20 years. The wood also generates heat, which allows for a longer, productive growing season.

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Hugelkultur is a type of raised bed that does a fantastic job at holding moisture, allowing fertility, maximizing space and… well, I guess the list goes on and on!
With this post, learn more about the practice of hugelkultur gardening and the many benefits that come with it.

As longs and branches break down, soil aeration increases, which means that the bed will be no till. The logs also act as sponges, storing rainwater and releasing them during dry times. It’s quite common to never need to water your hugel bed after the first year, unless you live in an especially dry area. Otherwise, regular seasonal rain will provide more than enough water.


– Guavas are an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium.
– They are native to the subtropical regions of the United States: Hawaii, Florida and – Southern California as well as many areas of Asia, South America and South Africa.

-Guavas are part of the myrtle family, which includes familiar spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
Guava is low in calories and fats but carry several vital vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant poly-phenolic and flavonoid compounds that play a pivotal role in the prevention of cancers, aging, infections, etc
– Guava is versatile to use in the kitchen.
– Horses, donkeys and dogs love guava’s.

stewed-guavas

 


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar for simple syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 2/3 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons julienned mint, plus leaves for garnish
  • 1 lemon, sliced 1/4-inch thick, plus more for garnish

Directionsmintand lemonjuice

  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1/4 cup water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Let stand until completely cool.

  2. In a large pitcher half-filled with ice, add 2 cups water, lemon juice, simple syrup, mint, and lemon slices. Stir to combine. Serve over ice. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon slices.


A fine fig preserve made from our figs this spring in the kitchen of Kingston Farm by Carla.

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 This organic technique is part of Send a Cow’s training in sustainable agriculture and is a great home garden idea too. Keyhole gardens survive floods and arid conditions well as the raised bed holds moisture and is ‘fed’ grey water and compost via a central basket.

 

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