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 

What recipes can I make with fresh limes?

What recipes can I make with fresh limes?

Do you have a lime tree in your backyard? Here are 25 limes recipes that use this zingy fruit. What to do when I have plenty of limes? Ask for recipes! The lime tree on my lifestyle block has an abundance of fruit this winter. 

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 

30 Day Declutter challenge – in a zero waste way

30 Day Declutter challenge – in a zero waste way

Have you thought about decluttering and organizing your home, but not so keen on throwing things away? Try a 30 Day Declutter Challenge, but with a zero waste twist! If you have been thinking about reducing the ‘stuff’ in your home, it can be hard 

10 great books on eco friendly living and sustainable lifestyles

10 great books on eco friendly living and sustainable lifestyles

A round up of my favourite books on eco friendly living I love reading books from my local library, and borrowing books from friends. My favourite genre is non-fiction, particularly books that give useful advice on how to live a more eco friendly life. Below 

8 ways to prepare your vegetable garden for winter in New Zealand

8 ways to prepare your vegetable garden for winter in New Zealand

There are many jobs you can do now to prepare your vegetable garden for winter Now it is autumn, its a good time to tidy up and prepare your vegetable garden for winter. This makes it easier to grow more veggies either over winter, or 

How to have a fabulous and eco friendly Christmas

How to have a fabulous and eco friendly Christmas

Have a wonderful and eco friendly Christmas! As well as having a fun time with family and friends, we can also do things to have a more eco friendly Christmas. Here are some ideas to help you make ‘greener’ family traditions this year… Eco friendly