The secret to a mozzie free garden is easy!

We love summer time in Australia, unfortunately so do our mosquitoes. It's a constant struggle when the sun starts to go down, to keep our children's skin unmarked because that's when the blood-sucking pests come out. Like most families, spending time living outside...

She built a herb garden and what happens next will amaze you!

Creating a fairy garden is one thing, building a herb garden is another, but when you bring them together and lets the kids create, magic happens. Giving kids the autonomy to create in their own space is not only rewarding for them, but it encourages engagement and a...

Our SECRETS to the ultimate family compost! It’s easier than you think.

The objective of composting is simple. Cut down on waste and improve soil conditions by using the ultimate recycling process. What if I told you there is more than one way to compose and reduce your waste and footprint on this earth? You can even compost meat, dairy,...

2 brilliant ways to take microgreens to the next level

Microgreens are little edible plants bursting with flavour and the health benefits are stacked in their favour. These mini vegetables are bursting with nutrients, in fact, they are said to contain up to 40 times more than full grown plants!!! They not only look...

How to create your perfect family garden!

The best way to plan for a garden space that meets the needs of all family members is to get their input from the start. It's no different from being in a think tank at work. You always generate ideas that you didn't expect or hadn't considered and sometimes they end...

Moon Planting. Amazing information you need to know!

It makes perfect sense once you understand the science behind it. We can easily comprehend the gravitational forces between the sun, moon & earth and the effect they have on the ocean tides well the same applies to plants. Over the years farmers have observed the...

Our guide to the best edible plants for kids!

Getting started with kids is actually a lot easier than it sounds, especially if your kids like D.I.Y projects. The best part about growing with kids is that you can do it in pots or in a sunny spot in your garden. Keep your plant choices small, for example, go for a...

A simple French inspired dish, that will make you want more!

Behind the Recipe Recipe by: Nadège, who is French, and has been in Australia since 2007. I am the mother of two adorable little boys and I love spending a lot of time in my kitchen. I enjoy exploring alternatives to traditional French recipes that are healthy and use...

How a daughter’s battle with dementia ends up in the garden.

It's total shit, right? You spend all your life working your arse off to provide for your family and then you can't even remember what you do with a fork. Nothing could have prepared me for what I went through when they told me my dad had dementia. Even now, as I...

17 garden pests you need to know about now!

Starting a veggie patch is a venture that will just keep giving and giving to your family. Not only do you get to enjoy the nourishing produce you grow, you are also teaching fundamental skills to your children which will be with them for life. You are in fact,...

Start your seeds now. What you need to know!

Growing your own food from seed is such a rewarding experience to share with the kids and it's really simple to do. The hardest part is remembering to keep your eye on them because like babies, they need to be looked after. Not only is it easy, but it's fun and a very...

12 easy to grow veggies your family will love!

You are definitely going to find some vegetables easier to grow than others. What I've found easy, you may still find a bit challenging, that's because our situations (climate, soil, position etc) can vary greatly in this big country of ours. Before you rush out and...

Growing Microgreens. An absolutely perfect fit with kids!

They're tiny, cute and fast growing so you can see why kids just love them! Apart from the fact they are visually appealing as a garnish on most dishes, microgreens are also packed full of nutritional value. Bursting with vitamin C, E, K, Lutein, beta-carotene, they...

How to make quinoa a success with your family!

Quinoa is so much more than a grain with a weird name. In fact, quinoa (pronounced kin-wah) that we eat, is not a grain at all it's a seed. Originating in Peru & Bolivia this ancient grain is packed full of nutrition and is rightly named as a super-seed by some...

How to create a Troll Village your kids will love!

When the Troll craze swept the world, I would never have guessed it would end up in the garden, but low and behold, let me introduce you these awesome little Troll Planters. Don't be fooled by imitations, these are the genuine Russ products from the 80's & 90's....

3 outstanding pumpkin recipes that will inspire you to cook!

Recipes by: Melanie Grant from Life is For Living If you are looking for an awesome holiday destination head down to the Yarra Valley, you might just run into Mel at the local Farmers Markets. Melanie is a friend of mine and this is her story. In January this year my...

5 amazing ways kids can easily grow succulents!

One of the most rewarding plant multipliers are the beautiful succulent plants. Most succulents can be propagated all year round, however during summer is the best time. You can simply propagate from a single leave or a stem, and some are so clever that they do it all...

How to cozy up your winter outdoor garden!

Are you sick of being couped up indoors?  Do you want to spend time out in your garden but have no where to sit or keep you warm? Then here are our top 5 tips to cozy up your outdoor garden in winter. 1. Invest in some heating There are so many options when heating...

How to create an amazing fairy cottage!

So when my daughter decided she wanted to build a fairy cottage, there was no holding her back. She designed, selected and constructed her new fairy cottage, on her own, with mum watching on. It was hours of fun, and a double thumbs up from her and the fairies! What...

Thinking about soup? 3 absolutely amazing, easy recipes!

When the temperature drops we tend to think about cooking more of the winter warmer food. The first one that pops into my thoughts is soup. I love making a big batch of soup on a Friday night, and having it in the fridge for over the weekend. There are so many...

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