Two years ago I made a huge gardening mistake: I didnt keep a garden journal. This simple mistake ended up costing me in the long run. Heres how you can keep a garden journal, making it the ultimate resource that will save you time and money year-after-year.

By growing herbs yourself, in your own garden, you get the freshest, most potent medicinal herbs. These are thriving under the same stressors that you, yourself, are challenged with. When you buy dried herbs, even from local herb stores, they won’t be as active or as potent as the herbs that you harvest fresh and process yourself. But how do you fit medicinal herbs into your home garden plans? You don’t need hundreds of acres to grow enough medicinal herbs for your family’s wellness. Here’s …

Elegant vegetable gardens With outdoor space such a precious commodity these days, many contemporary kitchen gardeners prefer their vege plots to be as much about good looks as good food. This trend will continue into 2016 with stylish raised beds, potager gardens, beautiful obelisks and neat rows of coloured beets, bright red chilli bushes or pink flowering chives the order of the day. Clipped hedges of box, corokia or coprosma sharpen up the look even more.

By growing herbs yourself, in your own garden, you get the freshest, most potent medicinal herbs. These are thriving under the same stressors that you, yourself, are challenged with. When you buy dried herbs, even from local herb stores, they won’t be as active or as potent as the herbs that you harvest fresh and process yourself. But how do you fit medicinal herbs into your home garden plans? You don’t need hundreds of acres to grow enough medicinal herbs for your family’s wellness. Here’…