A couple of years ago, after moving into my house, I started growing herbs in my garden. They've worked out pretty well, though they didn't really appreciate the hot weather last summer.However the berries that I planted back then weren't exactly a "roaring success". It's taken two years for any of the bushes to bear any fruit and what fruit there has been so far wouldn't … [Read more...] about Berries!
While picking up the odd herb plant in a supermarket can help to add one or two varieties to my herb garden it's not really going to work if I want to really expand the range of herbs I have growing. Supermarkets will generally stock mint, basil and maybe one or two other varieties of herb. They're not going to have a full range of herbs for you to choose from.But a decent … [Read more...] about Doubling the Herb Garden
Last year I started planting a small herb garden. I've no plans to have an elaborate herb garden, but as someone who enjoys cooking I want to have a reasonable selection of commonly used herbs that I can pick (or cut) fresh. I started out last year with some of the more commonly used ones, including thyme, bay leaves and mint. Now, around a year later, I'm adding to that with … [Read more...] about Improving the Herb Garden
When a good opportunity presents itself you need to take advantage of it. After doing a bit of research I realised two things:Aldi's prices on fruit plants was significantly lower than anywhere else Aldi was only going to offer the fruit plant range for a few weeksSo if I wanted to get any fruit plants at the aggressive price point that Aldi was offering I had to … [Read more...] about Attempting to Grow Some Fruit in the Garden
As I mentioned a while ago I've now got the beginnings of a herb garden. It's not fancy or complicated, but I intend to expand it over time. It's not like I don't have the space!I've also recently put myself on a low carb diet, so my eating habits have changed quite a bit.Which brings me to the subject of fruit. I can't really eat most fruits, as their sugar levels are … [Read more...] about Growing Herbs and Maybe Some Fruit