Children love growing things like cress in a saucer, here’s another salad they can grow indoors. Next time you buy a bunch of watercress, cut off the tops for your salad or garnish, and keep the thick stems. Put these in a glass of water on the window sill and watch them put out strong white roots. When these are sturdy enough (a few days will be enough), pot them in a medium sized plant pot, keep them on the window sill and water them (not too much, keep the soil moist but not wet) and in a week or
Health in the garden; increasingly strong evidence about links between GMOs and increased use of pesticides the evidence is mounting, and( in America at least) increasingly strongly rubbished by the interested parties. Numerous studies now describe how glyphosate disrupts gut bacteria
This week we are spreading compost on the herb and salad bed and flower borders alike. This small garden, which is now run on permaculture principles since we moved in, uses only home made compost. We make this in our trusty old Rotol bins, which came with us from the old garden. The wide -based conical shape makes it easy to access the ripe compost, which has matured throughout the past year. We use all the vegetable and salad scraps, also pulp from the juicers, mixed with the root mats from the trays of indoor greens ( baby sunflowers and
Losing your strawberries to the slugs? Ankle deep in netting? Blackbirds getting underneath? Try a few hanging baskets. Not even the squirrels have found these yet! Enjoy your summer garden!