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

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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, … Read more

Shade-Loving Vegetables: How to Grow a Thriving Vegetable Garden in the Shade

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A shade garden is a garden that is designed to accommodate plants that grow well in low-light conditions. This type of garden is often found in areas that receive little direct sunlight, such as under the canopy of trees or on the north side of a building.  Several reasons someone might choose to grow shade-loving … Read more

Mastering the Art of Self-Sufficiency in the UK

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For anyone who grew up watching the BBC’s The Good Life, the very idea of “being self-sufficient” seems like a romantic dream that is perfectly possible in a back garden or backyard. “Self-sufficiency in suburbia!” as Tom Good called it, but is it really possible? Can we actually become fully “self-sufficient” in the UK? This … Read more

The Power of Self-Reliance on a Homestead

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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 … Read more

Plastic Garden Pots Sizes: Does Size Really Matter?

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When it comes to plastic garden pots, does size really matter? That’s a question that many gardeners have. While there are benefits to both large and small pots, it really depends on the type of plant you’re growing. Gardeners often use plastic garden pots because they are relatively inexpensive and lightweight. However, there are some … Read more

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

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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 … Read more

Is Raising Chickens Cheaper Than Buying Eggs?

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Inexpensive backyard chickens have been gaining popularity in recent years as people look for ways to save money on groceries, but is raising your own chickens really cheaper than buying eggs from the store? The cost of raising chickens and the cost of buying eggs can vary depending on a number of factors. However, in … Read more

Blight: Can I Reuse Soil From Tomatoes With Blight?


Tomato blight is a fungal disease that can devastate a tomato crop. It is important to take measures to control the spread of the disease and to dispose of infected plants properly. Composting is a great way to dispose of infected plants and help control the spread of the disease. As a general rule, the … Read more

July 2022 Update: Welcome To Summer!

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It always feels like Spring takes FOREVER to get going, and then almost as soon as you can say “yes, this is Spring!” it’s the middle of Summer and all of the plans we had for Spring are out of the window! Nothing Worth Doing Is Easy This month has been a bit of a … Read more