6 easy vegetables to grow for beginner gardeners

6 easy vegetables to grow for beginner gardeners

Find out all about easy vegetables to grow in your garden for a harvest of fresh and healthy produce. If you are new to gardening, what are some easy vegetables to grow? Growing your own vegetables can be incredibly satisfying and rewarding. Freshly picked vegetables taste delicious, 

Top 10 good reasons to grow vegetables in your garden

Top 10 good reasons to grow vegetables in your garden

Do you like to grow vegetables in your garden? Now is the time of year in New Zealand to plan your vegetable garden planting, for summer and autumn harvests. Here are my top ten reasons to grow vegetables in your garden this year. (First published 

Three easy home baking recipes using Lemons

Three easy home baking recipes using Lemons

Home baking using lemons from the garden (First published 18 August 2019, updated for 30 July 2022) At the moment we have a lot of lemons on our lemon trees. I use the juice and peel of lemons in lots of recipes, particularly in baked 

10 good reasons why your garden needs a  greenhouse

10 good reasons why your garden needs a greenhouse

Are you considering buying or building a greenhouse in your garden, but not sure if it is worth it? Here is a list of reasons why your garden needs a greenhouse! Reasons why your garden needs a greenhouse Many people think that greenhouses are just 

10 ways to reduce food waste at home

10 ways to reduce food waste at home

Every day, around the world, so much food is wasted. Here are ideas to for ways to reduce food waste, and save money too. Food waste is a huge problem Worldwide, a huge amount of food waste is created every day. Food waste happens at 

How to pack low waste lunchboxes for school or work

How to pack low waste lunchboxes for school or work

One way to reduce the waste is to pack waste free or low waste lunchboxes. These can be for school, work or any time you have to take lunch with you. What are low waste or zero-waste lunchboxes? Low waste lunchboxes are those that only 

Why do I keep buying things I don’t need? How to minimize the lure of the ‘new’

Why do I keep buying things I don’t need? How to minimize the lure of the ‘new’

I have often asked myself ‘Why do I keep buying things I don’t need?’ At different times in my life, I have have felt compelled to buy things I don’t really need. This is particularly the case for things I already have a lot of, 

Why second hand shopping is great for the environment

Why second hand shopping is great for the environment

Save money, find cool treasures, and reduce waste – so much to love about second hand shopping. Resisting the urge to buy so many new ‘things’ Every little thing that we use and that we throw away in our lives has a footprint on the 

What are more eco friendly cling film alternatives? 5 Ideas

What are more eco friendly cling film alternatives? 5 Ideas

Try these 5 reusable cling film alternatives Cling film alternatives Many people will have cling film / wrap in their kitchens (it is called Saran wrap or food wrap in some countries). It’s most commonly used to wrap packed lunches and cover leftover food. Cling 

Easy ways to store and preserve fruit and vegetables

Easy ways to store and preserve fruit and vegetables

Store and preserve fruit and vegetables from your garden, to use in months when there isn’t as much growing. Storing your harvest is a great way to deal with surplus vegetables, for use in the months when there isn’t so much growing in the garden.