Horticultural Glues and Tree Banding Trees to Controls Ants and Other Pests

Glue-banding of tree trunks is an effective technique for controlling various pests of fruit trees. A waterproof band covered in horticultural glue, an aggressive long-lasting adhesive, is wrapped around the trunk of the tree to create a sticky barrier which prevents climbing insects from making […]

What is a Tiny House and How You Can Get One – Guest Post by Molli McGee

The best things often come in tiny packages, and this is certainly the case when it comes to tiny houses. At no more than 500 square feet, tiny houses come packed with functional and often eco-friendly features. There are two main types: tiny houses on […]

15 Kitchen Herbs You Can Grow Indoors and How to Use Them

Herbs are easy to grow and have many great health benefits, we can use them in the kitchen, for making refreshing teas, or as natural remedies to make us feel better. Herbs can be grown in all spaces, from the smallest balcony to the biggest […]

How to Grow Turmeric in the Garden in Temperate Climates

In the previous article on Growing Turmeric in Containers in Temperate Climates, I mentioned that I had discovered a temperate climate technique for growing turmeric in the ground. For those who like to grow plants out of their climatic range without a greenhouse, we’ll explain […]

How to Grow Turmeric in Containers in Temperate Climates

Turmeric (Curcuma longa syn. C. domestica) is a member of the ginger (Zingiberaceae) family. It’s a subtropical/tropical plant native to Southwest India, and has been grown traditionally as a spice, medicine and as a source of bright yellow dye. The root of the turmeric plant […]

Bringing Permaculture To the Gardening Community

Permaculture is definitely reaching the mainstream gardening world, and that’s great news! I’m now the permaculture writer for Good Organic Gardening Australia magazine, where I started mid last year with my first article ‘Permaculture Explained’ appearing in the May/June 2018 edition pictured above. It’s a […]