Category: How To

A typical Soil PH kit

Know your soil’s pH

PH is tested on a scale of zero to fourteen, with zero being very acidic and fourteen being very alkaline. Most plants grow best in soil with a fairly neutral PH, between six and seven.

Testing your soil for drainage

When working with your garden is important to determine whether you have drainage problems or not – you don’t want to find yourself flooded, or with plants that have rotting feet!

Know your soil structure

In order to get the best out of your garden, it is important to learn as much as you can about your soil. It is after all the medium you will be growing all...

Make a small-scale wicking bed

Wicking beds are well-known as a water-efficient way to grow your plants. Our backyard is one-third concrete, and as such wicking beds and wicking pots have been the best ways for us to grow in...

Propagating from cuttings

A truly cost-effective way to get new plants from the ones you already have is to propagate from cuttings. Here’s some simple tips to help you do it!

Creating an African-style keyhole garden

The Keyhole Garden concept is brilliantly simple. A circular raised bed has a centre compost basket that distributes nutrients to the surrounding lasagne-style garden bed, with a small cut-in for easy access to the centre compost basket