Wouldn’t it be nice to supplement your income with one of your favourite hobbies? Of course it would. If you would like to grow organic goods or farm free range eggs then Ethical Suppliers is the perfect platform to get noticed. Check out the Supplier Locator to see how it works and if you want… Read more »
How to Tell the Difference Between Poison Hemlock and Queen Anne’s Lace
by Gabe Garms Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) is one of the deadliest plants in North America and can be fatal if just a small amount is ingested. It has been in flower here in Washington for the last month or so and can be found across much of the United States. It grows (often in dense… Read more »
Is Organic Farming More Profitable Than Conventional Farming?
In short, yes, due to increased nutrients and healthy seed. The importance of excellent growing mediums cannot be emphasized enough in organic farming. Healthy soil has an active microbial network that assists in breaking down nutrients into something plants can use. However, overuse of chemical fertilizers in conventional farming eventually destroys soil as it does… Read more »
How To Grow Broccoli
Broccoli is a brassica, and should not be grown with other brassicas like cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, savoy, kohlrabi and kai-lan. They are very healthy. The plant grows a stem with leaves developing in the middle, and then specialization occurs and a broccoli head develops. It likes full sun, cool moist conditions and of course… Read more »
Something Sinister Is Happening With Our Seeds
This is an extremely important article. I would like to warn you about something that is currently going on. You may not believe me, and there is a chance I am wrong, but protecting yourself from what I am about to share with you will only do good so rather safe than sorry right? At… Read more »
The FLOWHive Is NOT the “Bee-all and end-all” of beekeeping
Sorry, the Brit in me just couldn’t resist that pun. The Flowhive is absolutely viral on Facebook these days and one can easily see why. To strip it down to its nuts and bolts, it is basically fresh honey on tap. Sounds lovely to most people, myself included, until I read an article that completely… Read more »
Sutherlandia (Cancer Bush) Plant Information and Prices
Sutherlandia (cancer bush) seedlings and established plants available from R30 – R80. Delivery to Johannesburg and surrounding areas available for under R250 depending on quantity. Well respected and long used plant, excellent for: alleviating grief powerful boost to the immune system contains large amounts of GABA amino acids cancers especially intestinal and stomach cancers many… Read more »
Wild Food Foraging In Semi-Urban Area
Yes! Wild food still exists, even in today’s urbanized areas. There is a piece of land near where I live that is semi wild, there is a dirt road and some houses nearby but there is also a lot of forest and small animals. In fact sometimes I will be quietly sitting meditating when all of… Read more »
How Much Water Does Oregano Really Need?
In this article I will compare two sets of leaves, one set was grown during a time when the plant’s soil frequently went dry, and the other set was grown when the soil hardly went dry and remained relatively moist. I frequently research information about herbs, particularly their light and water requirements, because I want… Read more »
The dairy industry is the subject of many attacks by vegans, in fact it is called the “rape and murder” industry. This is because females are impregnated using artificial insemination and the babies are taken from their mothers after birth so that the milk goes to people. However, ethical dairy farming is much more… Read more »
Why is the use of organic heirloom seeds SO important?
If you have ever tried to grow generations of tomatoes from a store bought tomato you will know the answer to this question, they just don’t grow very well. Maybe good growth in the first generation, but consecutive generations do poorly. Genetics is an art as well as a science and breeding, whether it is… Read more »