Category Archives: Sustainable Living

Veges having a bath

If you’re renovating your bathroom and have decided that the bath is a waste of water and space, don’t throw it out!  Just hand it down to the veges in your garden… Have a look at how our veges are

Veges having a bath

If you’re renovating your bathroom and have decided that the bath is a waste of water and space, don’t throw it out!  Just hand it down to the veges in your garden… Have a look at how our veges are

Fermented tea, anyone?

Raw and fermented food and beverage is the trend now so I might as well hitch a ride 🙂  Actually, one of the swappers has requested me to write about this as she has excess to share but can’t describe/explain

Fermented tea, anyone?

Raw and fermented food and beverage is the trend now so I might as well hitch a ride 🙂  Actually, one of the swappers has requested me to write about this as she has excess to share but can’t describe/explain

Bed slats need not be flat

Our neighbours were downsizing and we inherited a set of Ikea solid wood bed slats from their storage.  The wood can make a good shelving unit but we ended up with this ‘box’ which could very well be a pretty

Bed slats need not be flat

Our neighbours were downsizing and we inherited a set of Ikea solid wood bed slats from their storage.  The wood can make a good shelving unit but we ended up with this ‘box’ which could very well be a pretty

Aloe vera

Plastic milk bottles wicking bed?

Just a short post today to tie in with the recycling challenge and guess what?  It’s more about plastic milk bottles! I watched this video featured on The Permaculture Research Institute “A DIY Guide to Wicking Beds” and read about the

Aloe vera

Plastic milk bottles wicking bed?

Just a short post today to tie in with the recycling challenge and guess what?  It’s more about plastic milk bottles! I watched this video featured on The Permaculture Research Institute “A DIY Guide to Wicking Beds” and read about the

Spring onions and chives

Remember the milk bottle hanging planters?  The upside down tomatoes don’t do as well as the ones on the ground but it can work and will even give you a few tomatoes.  I won’t do it again unless I’m really

Spring onions and chives

Remember the milk bottle hanging planters?  The upside down tomatoes don’t do as well as the ones on the ground but it can work and will even give you a few tomatoes.  I won’t do it again unless I’m really

Milk Kefir Grains

Milk Kefir Drink

We’ve been brewing and drinking water kefir for more than a year now.  We may be ready to add new ‘pets’ to our collection now 🙂  For those who love dairy (like my boys), milk kefir drink would be a

Milk Kefir Grains

Milk Kefir Drink

We’ve been brewing and drinking water kefir for more than a year now.  We may be ready to add new ‘pets’ to our collection now 🙂  For those who love dairy (like my boys), milk kefir drink would be a

Upside down hanging planters

Remember my post on using plastic milk bottles as hanging planters?  This season, I’ve tried them upside down too – with tomatoes. Here’s a picture of one tomato seedling right after transplanting.  I lined the bottles with old sheets and

Upside down hanging planters

Remember my post on using plastic milk bottles as hanging planters?  This season, I’ve tried them upside down too – with tomatoes. Here’s a picture of one tomato seedling right after transplanting.  I lined the bottles with old sheets and

Be The Change

Hello! I’m Jess and I’m a newcomer. I am as yet, uninitiated into Croydon Food Swap (CFS) meetings and I’m also in my first year of gardening school (I’m currently attending the Croydon South Gardening School of Life: it’s very

Be The Change

Hello! I’m Jess and I’m a newcomer. I am as yet, uninitiated into Croydon Food Swap (CFS) meetings and I’m also in my first year of gardening school (I’m currently attending the Croydon South Gardening School of Life: it’s very

Chook mites

We’ve recently had a bout of chook mites that is the worst ever and we only have 2 chooks now!  It appears that this time they were 2 different types; red mites and fowl mites (tropical/northern, not sure). We’ve had

Chook mites

We’ve recently had a bout of chook mites that is the worst ever and we only have 2 chooks now!  It appears that this time they were 2 different types; red mites and fowl mites (tropical/northern, not sure). We’ve had

Radium Weed *

Also known as Euphorbia peplus, it is considered a weed in most gardens.  If you didn’t know its medicinal use, you wouldn’t believe if I told you that the seeds are sold for growing your own radium weed herbs. Thanks

Radium Weed *

Also known as Euphorbia peplus, it is considered a weed in most gardens.  If you didn’t know its medicinal use, you wouldn’t believe if I told you that the seeds are sold for growing your own radium weed herbs. Thanks