Does Growing Fruit and Vegetables Save You Money?

People say that gardening is when you spend $300 to grow $1 worth of tomatoes. This can be true for some people, but if you get it right, growing your own fruit and vegetables can be a great way to save money. In these difficult times, with household expenses going through the roof and a … Read blog

Can You Freeze Lemons?

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Yes, you can freeze lemons. You can freeze lemons whole, halved, sliced, as zest or juice. The way in which you freeze lemons must be determined by what you plan to use the frozen lemon for. This posts talks about the various ways to freeze lemons, and uses of frozen lemon of all kinds. Lemons … Read blog

Why Won’t My Plants Grow?

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Why won’t my plants grow? I’ve been there too. Plants not growing, seedlings not germinating, small, weak plants much smaller than they should be a taking far too long to grow. It may not be your fault, you may not have a “b;ack thumb”. The problem could be your bought soil or compost. Why Won’t … Read blog

Life in The Tropics

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Life in the tropics, realities, advantages and disadvantages of tropical life and what’s it actually like to live, garden, or homestead in the tropics. Many dream of tropical beaches and enveloping heat and for a 2 week holiday it can be wonderful. But what about long-term? What’s it like to travel, live in, go offgrid. … Read blog