Local Harvest Gardening Course
The Self-Sufficient Backyard
Most of us use herbs to flavour our food. But did you know that most herbs also have a carminative effect? So not only do they make the food taste great, they also improve your digestion!
Even if you don’t have a large space to make for instance a kitchen garden, there is still a lot you can grow on a small space. If you have a balcony, a veranda, a porch or some small available space, you can grow some of your vegetables yourself. You just have to be a little inventive and make good use of the space you have.
When you are gardening, one thing is for sure – there will always be something that doesn’t work out the way you planned.
In this article I share three of the failures in my garden this year and also work out some new approaches to try next year to get a better result.
When I started growing food on my balcony, I soon realized that I wanted to try to make my own compost. There are several advantages to making your own compost. However, composting is not an easy task when you live in an apartment. After my failure at hot composting on my balcony, I turned to worm composting, or vermicomposting, to see if that would work well in an apartment.