Making Your Own Compost

Compost using the “hot composting” method Compost plays a vital role in any garden. It helps to build the soil and creates a fertile and healthy environment where plants will thrive. Healthy plants are more resistant to insect and disease attack due to their higher protein content. Insects are more…

Continue Reading Making Your Own Compost

To Mulch Or Not To Mulch

Some gardeners are devout mulchers whereas others are simply not fans at all. I find myself sitting firmly with the camp who believes its virtues outweigh the vices by far. The following is by no means a scientific journal, but rather an introduction aimed at beginners to point out the…

Continue Reading To Mulch Or Not To Mulch

3 | Germination Procedure

We are convinced that nothing is more fun and rewarding than growing your own plants from seed! Follow the steps below to successfully germinate your seeds in no time. If you want to know more about any of the components used in the steps below, or how to set up…

Continue Reading 3 | Germination Procedure

1 | Soil Preparation

OVERVIEW In this Growing section, we will take you through the process of starting your plants from seed, preparing their growing space, all the way to flowering and everything in between.  Here is a quick list of what we will be covering: GOALS / OUTCOMES Soil PreparationLearn the basics of…

Continue Reading 1 | Soil Preparation

7 | Maintenance

No doubt your plants are happy and growing well. You have spent a lot of time and effort to give them the best possible chance to thrive and reward you with gorgeous flowers. However, mother nature isn’t one to be underestimated and provides us with plenty of challenges to overcome…

Continue Reading 7 | Maintenance

6 | Growing On

Your seedlings should now be growing along happily in their new home. At this stage they won’t require as much baby-ing, however it is still important to keep an eye on them while they are still busy establishing themselves. Establishing and caring for plants Watering - Keep in mind that…

Continue Reading 6 | Growing On

5 | Transplanting Seedlings

Preparing for seedling transplanting Before you transplant your seedlings, first ensure that their permanent space is ready for them. We have previously covered the aspects of the quality of your soil and it should now already be optimally prepared for plant growth. If you have not prepared your planting space,…

Continue Reading 5 | Transplanting Seedlings

4 | Seedling Care

Congratulations! Now that your seeds have germinated, you have successfully completed the first step - getting them off to a great start! Let’s keep building on this success. Maintenance of seed starts Watering - Once your seeds have germinated and you see the first leaves appear, it’s time to decrease…

Continue Reading 4 | Seedling Care

2 | Seed Germination Basics

If there is one thing that counts in our favour, it is that seeds actually want to grow into plants and produce flowers and seed to ensure they are reproduced. As humans we find other purposes for plants and flowers, but to a seed, their only purpose is to grow…

Continue Reading 2 | Seed Germination Basics