Easy Way To Protect Plants From Sun And Bugs

I just have to share it with you as the gardening makes so much more fun since I started to use the nets over my annuals in the raised veggie patch. It protects the plants from the strong sun we have in Australia over the summer time and of course the bugs have nearly no chance to get in means more harvest for us :).The water comes through as well so easy watering. You just need to make sure that the net you buy is food safe. The best you can buy is made of brand new HDPE: High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). HDPE is used to make bottles for fruit… Read More

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Chili Garlic Organic Pest Control

Here the recipe for my Chili Garlic Tea I am using to get rid of the white mould on my plants and for many different pests in my garden. I always got it in my garden shed, ready to use. I take about 1 cup of chilies and 8-10 cloves of garlic, crash it together in a food processor, add it into about 1.5L of water. Bring it to boil, lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Take off the heat, leave until cool. Drain through the sieve and keep the tee it in a jar. Before spraying, dilute 1:2, one part of the chili-garlic tea : two… Read More

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Slow-Smoking Smokehouse Dimensions

For all who asked about the measurements of our smokehouse, please see below. It is just a quick drawing to give you the idea about how we have done it. I hope it helps πŸ™‚ Cheers The fire place which you can see on the left is bigger than you would usually need for a smokehouse but we use it as a wood fired BBQ as well so it works for us very good both ways.Here again the link to the video how we built the smokehouse, how we prepare the meat for the slow smoking and a sneak peek of the smoking process. How to build a smokehouse How… Read More

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How To Start A Healthy Garden

Most of the food we grow require reach and well drained soil. Therefore the best way to grow it are raised garden beds. The materials we use to build them are either recycled materials or they come from our property.Never use treated timber to build your veggie patch. It is full of harmful chemicals and this s the last thing you want to have in your veggie patch. We fill the garden beds or veggie patches with the following layers starting from the bottom: Card boards Different kind of mulch, straw or hay. It can be fresh. Aged mulch mixed with chicken or horse manure and some wood ash Some… Read More

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Lemongrass

Lemongrass is one of the easiest plants to grow. It grows pretty much everywhere and doesn’t need any special treatment. You can plant your lemongrass plants out in the backyard or in the pot. It smells and taste amazing, look good in your garden and the health benefits are amazing. That is why I would like to share it with you here. About one year old plant. I’m using the whole plant, the soft, inner part of the stalks for cooking, especially with chicken and fish dishes and the grassy leafs for tea. The tea is yummy and since I cooked my first lemongrass tea about two years ago, I… Read More

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