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What are Environmentally Friendly Peat Alternatives?

What are Environmentally Friendly Peat Alternatives? Ecofriendly peat moss alternatives.

If you haven’t read the post about peat bogs and why they are a fragile, non-renewable resource, make sure you read it here. In this post you will learn about interesting and innovative peat alternatives.  Why Do We Need a Peat Alternative? Some gardeners and the nursery trade will still argue for the benefits of […]

DIY Seed Tape in 5 Easy Steps

DIY Seed Tape in 5 Easy Steps DIY seed tape example.

Here’s a fantastic little activity that is perfect for the budding little gardeners in your classroom or at home. You’ll have all the materials readily available from home, except perhaps seeds. Excellent spring classroom activity You may have noticed that some plant and vegetable seeds are now available for purchase already embedded in a long […]

For Peat’s Sake – Save the Peat Bogs !

For Peat’s Sake – Save the Peat Bogs ! peat pellets

When spring is in the air, chances are you start thinking about seed starting. Before you go to the garden centre to stock up on peat pellets, make sure you read this post first. Peat bogs are extremely valuable resources that take centuries to form – yes, centuries. To learn about this fragile ecosystem and […]

Ladybugs – Predators of the Garden

Ladybugs – Predators of the Garden

The main food source for Ladybugs are aphids – those tiny pesky green bugs that can infest roses, flowers and fruit and vegetable plants. If left to multiply undeterred, aphids will seem to completely envelope a branch or leaf as they happily suck the fluids out of the plants. This is unfortunately usually when you notice them, after a closer look at […]

Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

    Mmmmmmm…Cinnamon! It’s funny how certain spices are associated with particular holidays and foods, just like certain colours have become associated with different festive themes. Cinnamon is one of my favourite spices so I look forward to unpacking the Christmas decorations every year and finding the Cinnamon Ornament my daughter made in her casa […]