Tagged: DIY

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Starting Seeds Indoors

If you are starting seeds indoors in anticipation of the growing season let me share my experiences with you. Having learnt through trial and error I want to quickly highlight some do’s and don’ts of indoor propagation. By following these easy steps you too can ensure the successful growth of your plants. DON’T … Start seeds too early:...

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Calendula and Shea Butter Cream

One of my favourite flowers is calendula officinalis. Bursts of yellow and orange bring light to my day. Each morning during the growing season I walk through my garden and pick the most mature flowers. Note: Calendula is always producing new shoots; picking encourages more growth.Find an area to dry the flowers. As they dry move them into a...

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Making a Wormery

What is vermicompost? A process of using worms to accelerate the decomposition of kitchen scraps into a nutrient rich soil. Red wrigglers are commonly used to inoculate your worm bin, it’s suggested to start with approximately 1lb. Benefits: -Compost your food waste rapidly -Compost indoors during cold winter months -Free fertilized soil -Liquid fertilizer by-product -Supply of fishing...