The few figs the birds left on the tree won’t ripen anymore. So I thought maybe I could use unripe figs somehow because you can use unripe tomatoes or mangos so why not figs? Here it comes: green fig jam and green means unripe! You will need: figs, sugar and spices (I used ginger and … Read more Unripe Fig Jam or the Ultimate Cheapskate
Pray for Rain and buy a Tank NOW: Australia is burning, dam levels are falling and water will be contaminated, you are not allowed to water your garden how long do you want to wait to buy that tank? Or get a second bigger one? Water restrictions are tough but they can get worse! Vegetables … Read more Why Everyone Needs a Water Tank
I still don’t know what to capitalize in headlines buit that’s another story…. To the chickweed salve: salves are generally way easier to make than creams. Creams are not rocket science either but you have to incoorporate the water base into the oil base and that is like making a good mayonnaise, it takes a … Read more Chickweed Salve is Super Easy to Make!
Chickweed Abundance! Now it’s chickweed time (however, the pesto is reserved for the warmer days)! If you have no other abundance in the garden right now you will probably have chickweed, provided that your soil is reasonably rich in nitrogen. Use chickweed directly after harvesting, it gets limp quickly. Chickweed is such a delicate herb … Read more How to tell chickweed apart from other weeds & delicious chickweed pesto!
Water and Bog Plants – The ideal Container Plants! Apart from mangroves, water-loving plants aren’t usually very big, they fit neatly in containers and can stay there without outgrowing them. Most of the “water” plants I grow are semi-aquatics. You can use about any container that holds water or for some a flower pot with … Read more Pond Plants: Easy, Moveable and Useful
Is more compost always a good thing? When it comes to soil, for the organic gardening movement, it’s all about organic matter. Most proponents tell that enough compost and adding lime according to the ph is all you need to grow a great crop on about every soil. I myself used this approach for years … Read more Compost and Lime is not Enough to Grow a Great Crop
There is a good thing about the cold season, I can spend much more time on the computer than usual. And goodness me I found out that my blogs got comments, better said, I found out how to look at them! I am so sorry for never answering the comments so far – but now … Read more Blogging, winter, an excuse and my first sweet potato harvest