Foraging for the Garden: Bamboo

An old Chinese proverb: Have Garden...Will Need Stakes. Okay, I made that up, but I’m sure all gardeners will agree with the sentiment. Staking plants is a common activity. Without stakes, your tomatoes wouldn’t stand to attention for easy picking. Buying bamboo stakes doesn’t come cheap. A set of 10 1.2m bamboo stakes will set…

A Wee Contribution to the Garden

Let me take you down the garden path..... Okay, those queasy ones maybe can pass on this blog. Maybe not your cuppa tea, but here’s the little wee truth of it. Urine is great for your garden! “Wait,” I hear you say with alarm, “did you say urine is good for the garden??” Nope, I…

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Planning an Edible Garden

During Sustainable Backyards month of March, we usually open up our garden to visitors to see a working Edible Landscape in action. They ooh and aah and think that it is all incredibly well planned but I point out our mistakes in the hopes of sparing them the same mistake of NOT planning and allowing…