Seed (pre)sprouting

This year we’ve been growing most things from seed, and we came across a method that increases the success rate (by up to 70% we’ve read). It’s called pre-sprouting or pre-germination. Pre-sprouting reduces the amount of time waiting and minimizes the chance of losing seedlings early on. Another pro is that you don’t waste time and space … More Seed (pre)sprouting

Biochar

A little while ago we went to a biochar workshop by Pete of Kernow Black. He did a small scale demonstration of the creation of biochar, as well as discussing the topic. So what is biochar, and why can putting in the ground help your garden and the environment? In order to answer this we … More Biochar

Vermicomposting

We’re feeling very lucky right now. Our friends Cherrie and Silva have given us a full vermicomposting setup, worms and all. Thank you so much! So, we thought we’d take this opportunity to share with you everything we know about vermicomposting, worm bins, and worms. Exciting right? Or maybe you’re thinking we’ve lost the plot … More Vermicomposting

Natural Slug Control

Aaargh, slug armies! We’re sure most vegetable growers understand the pain – you’ve planted your seeds, cared for them, nurtured them, watched them sprout and grow – it’s a relationship that time, energy, and love have gone into. Then overnight that life you’ve helped bring into existence is gone, victim of the unrelenting slug, leaving nothing but … More Natural Slug Control