On this week’s episode of FMMTV we look at creepy crawly things in your garden, worm farming to recycle vegetable waste, make a house for solitary bees to live in using recycled materials, the circular saw and cordless drill and when we get down and dirty in the garden we have a look at growing Pumpkins! What else!
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Another week has passed and we are getting closer and closer to Christmas so I thought it was appropriate on this week’s program to make some home made Christmas Gifts in the shed using the mini drill (you might know it by one of it’s proprietary names – Dremel).
You may not be aware of all of the benefits that come with the humble cucumber so I give you a long list that leaves you with no excuse not to plant some in the garden this season.
And because the weather is starting to warm up we look at ways you and your family can remain hydrated in a sustainable way.
We also launch out first COMPETITION! Win a box of 12 bamboo toothbrushes by going to the Facebook page www.facebook.com/farewellmymanicure, giving us a LIKE and telling us your best ideas for handmade Christmas Gifts. The most creative one wins. Winner will be announced on next week’s show.
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As you know I love my garden and growing fresh fruit and veggies for my family gives me so much joy. I want to share the joy with you, through the segment “Get Down & Dirty in the Garden” where I will talk about everything from what to plant and how to harvest, to container gardens, urban gardens and permaculture. Perhaps there is something you would like to know more about. Please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with you suggestions.
There are already a lot of great DIY shows on TV, but not every girl knows how to use a power tool and is game enough to give it a go. In the segment “Power Tools for Princesses” I look at showing you how to do some great DIY, renovating, recycling and up cycling using some tools that yo needn’t be frightened of.
One of my goals is to see more people living a sustainable lifestyle and thereby leaving a lighter footprint. Some times the enormity of what we have done to the environment leaves us paralysed. Not knowing what to do to fix the problem can be daunting. In the segment “Simple Suburban Sustainability Tips” I take you through the little things you can implement in your home to walk lighter on the planet one baby step at a time.
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The Lifestyle Category winner (Public Votes) wins $2000 which I plan to put towards constructing a Permaculture Garden which I will use to educate others in Permaculture and Gardening Principles via my Web TV Channel. So please cast a vote in my direction and I will be sooooo very grateful.
I think that this method of watering would be perfect for my particular garden beds in fact any circular container will definitely benefit from having the water directly at the source rather than wasting litres of water from the overspray of most sprinkler systems.
They claim that just a 30 second burst of water delivered in this fashion per day will be enough to grow 50 or more plants in the circle which is a fraction of the water usage via conventional irrigation. On the larger scale, the company promises that a single acre of crops planted with the larger Little Crop Circles devices can match the production of a 5-acre farm, which may allow small farmers to be more competitive and more profitable.
What do you think? Take a look at the short video and let me know.
At a time when consumerism well, um, consumes us, it’s lovely to know that some innovative thinkers out there are focusing on the planet, sustainability and cuteness all at the same time.
Such an innovative company is Sprout. They have found a way to incorporate a seed inside the end of your pencil so that once you have finished sharpening it down to a stub, you can put it in a pot and water it and the seed will Sprout and grow a vegetable seedling, a herb or any number of other plants of your choosing. What a wonderful idea! You can buy a pack that is a dedicated herb garden, the coloured pencil set has a combination of flowers, veggies and herbs. Such clever thinking!
I’m suggesting this would make such a lovely Christmas gift for a budding artist in your family whilst teaching sustainability and fostering a love of gardening all at the same time.
Here is their promotional video. Check them out at www.sproutworld.com.
It’s time to get down and dirty in the garden with September heralding the start of Spring here in Australia there are just so many veggies and herbs that are primed to be planted this month. Be prepared to loose your manicure!
For those of you who liked my last post about growing your own sponges, it’s interesting to note that September is the time to plant Loofa as well. My favourite herb Tarragon is also on the list so I will be off to get some seeds for this flavoursome beauty this weekend.
While I love all the seasons, it won’t hurt me at all to say goodbye to Winter. Here in Queensland our Winter is very mild (particularly in comparison to other parts of the globe) but those early mornings are so much easier to get out of bed for now that the sun is rising early too.