There is no excuse for not using every available space in your yard, balcony, terrace or patio. The Veggie Pod is exploding with growth, only three weeks down the track, so much so that I have had to prop open the cover so the massive tomato plant can spread it’s wings, I’ve harvested four lettuces and am closely monitoring the capsicum flowers and beetroot plants to see when they will produce fruit. to to mention the herbs… All of this in a one metre square Urban Garden!
I made this short video to show you the progress.
So if you are interested in the people at Urban Food Garden designing a veggie patch specifically tailored to your requirements, please check out their link (and mention my name for extra special treatment) www.urbanfoodgarden.com.au.
I’ve been into gardening for some time now, and while I have discovered that although I have a green thumb it is more avocado green than the lush, forest green of people who have been gardening for many years. That’s why I consider myself a naive gardener and tend to learn by my mistakes and what I information I can google or Youtube. So when the people at Urban Food Garden asked if I would like to “road test” one of their self contained Vegetable Pods I was ecstatic!
The system is so simple; they consult with you over the phone about your own particular level off skill, space available and the particular veggies that you would like to grow, they then go and design an Urban Food Garden to suit your requirements, from raised beds, to vertical gardens to pod gardens or a combo of all of them. They send you a quote for the whole kit and caboodle and when you say “YES” they come and install your garden for you, including soil, plants and mulch! Then there is an optional step to have your garden maintained by the people at Urban Food Garden. They will even pass on their knowledge to you so that your thumb becomes the perfect shade of green to keep your family fed on healthy veggies, herbs and fruit for many years to come.
Here’s a little more about it in my video.
If you would like to know more please feel free to email the company on firstname.lastname@example.org and mention my name!
Okay so transitioning away from bread in plastic bags with little plastic clips seemed to be an appropriate place to start. I buy at least four loaves of bread per week for our family (maybe more) and it has always bothered me how much plastic we throw out just for this one product.
So here is a DIY video on how to make your own cloth bread bag. The dimensions of my template are 51 x 40cm and the strip for the casing is 82 x 7cm.
It requires very basic sewing skills and I didn’t even bother overlocking the raw edges.
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.
Hey you know those muffins you buy in cafes, how they have that little paper skirt on that is easy to lift away from the muffin? Well a few months ago I discovered that you could buy a box of those little paper wraps from the grocery store. Weeks later and I realised this was getting quite expensive (about $4.95 for a box of 24) as I love to make muffins for my son’s lunch box most weeks.
This is where my frugal and creative self clicked in and I have a short video to teach you how to save yourself some money (better in my Heritage Bank account that theirs), washing up and waste by making your own!
I have written this post for the Heritage Bank Savvy Savers Competition. The winner is determined by number of votes so I hope you will help me out by voting for my blog post. If you do the lovely people at the Heritage Bank will put you in the running to win a $100 Heritage Card!!! Win win!