We encourage you to buy as little as possible. We’re all about make, reuse, recycle, from composting to seed saving, but you will need some basics for your garden and we’ll put them on this page. You’ll find some great gifts for gardeners here too.
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A Soil pH Meter – With Moisture Meter
We actually bought our soil pH meter for the kids when they were learning about acids, bases and pH so we had one at home already. You can’t really guess at your soil’s pH unless you have a lot of knowledge and experience. I find ours very, very useful.
It gave me answers when I was scratching my head as to why something wasn’t growing where it should. If you know the pH you can set about addressing it and making your soil more neutral, or you can plant accordingly.
In the tropics, all that rain messes with your pH and you should really keep an eye on it. pH meters are cheap and seem to work fine, they agree with our litmus paper tests on domestic acids and bases. This one has some extra pluses, light, and moisture meters. If you’re the sort of person who thinks they kill everything ( you’re not) one of these could teach you how not to kill everything.
An Indoor Aquaponics Set Up
So this looks fun! If you’re short of space or not ready to commit, this indoor aquaponics set up could be a great way to figure out if aquaponics is for you or not.