Monthly Archives: September 2015

Backyard blackberries

This week we are going to look at the thorny issue of blackberries – that’s the garden variety not the cell phone variety! Blackberries are a very oily rag berry. For one thing they grow in the wild and are free – and they have lots of uses: from pies to smoothies or as delicious […]

The kids’ garden

The garden is not only a wonderful place for kids to be kids, but at the same time they learn about growing healthy and fresh food. They also get the message about the benefits that come from putting in a little bit of effort. While some children may be disappointed to learn that toffee apples […]

Spring has sprung

Some people say they don’t have the time to garden, which is why busy oily raggers like ‘easy’ gardening. Frugality is a matter of degree so we would not expect everyone to transform their entire back yard into a food basket, but everyone can do something to enjoy the benefits of a home garden – […]