Why wee on the Lemon Tree?

Plants, just like people need food. If you have good healthy soil with lots of compost in it, your plants will have lots of nutrients to bring up through the roots. But you can also add extra food for plants by adding fertilizer. This is when you add something extra to the soil around the…

Make your own beehive!

Bees are very important for fruit and vegie gardening. They are responsible for turning flowers into fruit and vegetables. As they hop from flower to flower collecting nectar to make honey, the pollen from the flowers gets stuck to their feet and is passed on to another flower. This cross pollination fertilizes the flowers. This…

Choosing hens

Once you have cooked and tasted delicious freshly laid eggs, you might decide that you would like to have your own chooks. They are so easy and fun to look after! The first step is what to choose. There are all sorts of hens out there. If you want as many eggs as possible some…

Building your chicken coop

There are so many different designs for building your own chicken coop. Here are some different ideas for inspiration. I quite like the ones that are recycled from something else. These are cheap and easy ways to begin because it’s half built already! Here is some more information: http://www.sbs.com.au/shows/costa/tab-listings/detail/i/1/article/6947/chicken-coop-plans-and-details https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udbsu7O-QvM http://myoutdoorplans.com/animals/a-frame-chicken-coop-plans/ (step by step plans…

Bush Tucker

Bush Tucker is a name that is sometimes given for fruit and vegetables that are indigenous to Australia. These fruit and vegetables have adapted over a long time to the climate, soil and animal conditions in Australia. A lot of the fruit and vegetables in A Patch from Scratch have been introduced to Australia from somewhere else.…

composting

Your Four Step Guide to Creating Great Compost Choose a Site:Place your compost heap or bin in a well-drained area that has some shade. Too much sun will dry out your compost. What to Compost: Green Ingredients: Compost needs a mixture of nitrogen rich organic materials such as fruit and vegetable peelings, and green garden…