Fill Raised Beds: The Easy Way To Grow Nutritious Vegetables (with Soil Calculator)
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Fill Raised Beds: The Easy Way To Grow Nutritious Vegetables (with Soil Calculator)

A raised garden bed is a perfect way to grow your vegetables, herbs, and flowers, but before planting, you need to fill your raised bed with the right type of soil. This blog post will teach you everything you need to know about how to fill raised beds, including why you should use raised beds,…

Maximizing Your Off Grid Solar: What to Do with Excess Energy
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Maximizing Your Off Grid Solar: What to Do with Excess Energy

If you want to go fully off grid in the UK, there are several things you will need to consider. One of the first things you need to assess is your energy needs and determine how much power you will need to generate to meet them. This will involve looking at how many appliances you…

The Power of Self-Reliance on a Homestead
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The Power of Self-Reliance on a Homestead

Living self-sufficiently on a homestead is an incredibly rewarding endeavor, but it does come with its challenges. Many people may be intimidated by homesteading and think it is too difficult or complicated. With the right mindset and knowledge, anyone can learn to be self-reliant. Self-reliance is essential to homesteading; it helps us become more aware…

Do I Need Permission To Build A Pond?
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Do I Need Permission To Build A Pond?

If you’ve ever sat beside a gurgling river or stream and watched the wildlife coming and going, you will know how much life depends on water. Without water, there is no life. In the UK, we faced massive droughts through the summer this year, and we were getting quite concerned about the wildlife in our…

Natural Deodorants That Actually Work: 5 Options To Try
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Natural Deodorants That Actually Work: 5 Options To Try

When you think of natural deodorants, you might envision a weak, watered-down version of the strong and aluminium-based antiperspirants you’re used to. Still, there are several natural deodorants that actually work on the market that are effective and free of harmful chemicals. If you’re looking for a natural deodorant that actually works, you’re in luck….

Do Gardens Need Shade? 6 DIY Options For Overly Sunny Gardens
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Do Gardens Need Shade? 6 DIY Options For Overly Sunny Gardens

This year has seen one of the sunniest years on record. The UK has had a huge drought and hit 40C (104F) for the first time in living memory. While the idea of hanging out on a sunny beach sounds rather blissful on a drizzly day, it’s not been all sunshine and rose (sorry for…