How to grow and make luffa sponges

Leaving a smaller ecological footprint is what many of us aim for and I’ve got a neat little way to help you reduce your footprint by growing luffa (aka loofah) gourds and turning them into bath sponges for your body and kitchen sponges for your pots and pans....
How to tell if your pumpkins are ready to harvest

How to tell if your pumpkins are ready to harvest

Some people will do anything to get out of mowing the lawn. This is what my friend’s husband did. Tired of mowing the lawn all through summer, my friend let the pumpkins take over instead. Have a look at these photos to see how it looked before and after...

Grow Garlic

Finding organic garlic can be difficult and expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. You can grow your own garlic easily with a bit of time and patience. Here’s how. Why grow garlic? Imported garlic bulbs (you know the ones, they’re bright white and sold for $2 kg)...

Backyard Beekeeping

Have you ever wondered if you could put a bee hive in your backyard but don’t know where to start or how to go about it? I wanted to put some bees in the garden for quite some time before I did. But look at me now. If you want to know how I did it … read...

Growing Green Fingers – The Benefits Of Gardening For Children

Gardening – particularly if you’re growing your own food – has a multitude of health and general wellness benefits which will greatly improve the lot of any human [1], regardless of their age. Our children, however, are likely to experience a diverse and lasting range...