Build your own compost heap
We have received many requests for instructions on how to build a compost heap. Enjoy!
- Grow your own organic vegetables with the help of a compost heap.
- Starting off, you need to clear, level and treat a suitably sized space. This will hinder flies from breeding.
- The heap may be as long as permitted but at least 1,3m wide and high.
- Always mix soft materials together, but only add grass clippings, green vegetation and vegetable waste after wilting in the sun first.
- Moisten all matter thoroughly and ensure medium moisture throughout, with new additions pressed in firmly.
- Ensure air circulation by mixing matter thoroughly.
- Sprinkle agricultural lime over every 20cm layers and additional mushroom compost, manure or bark clippings over every third layer could prove very beneficial.
- Build two heaps for constant supply.
Successful pot planting
Most indoor plants grow outside in shade and will need their own individual amount of light intensity. Those requiring only little light can be placed well away from an open well-lit window, with no possibility of direct sunrays. Place those wanting moderate light 3m from bright windows or glass doors. Those that usually grow in full sun outside need to be placed at least 1m from a well-lit window. Read more...
Clean your aquatic garden
The following are declared invasive alien plants, and it is against the law to have them in your aquatic gardens: Parrot's feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum), Pickerel weed (Pontederia cordata), Water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes), Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), Kariba weed (Salvinia molesta), Red water fern (Azolla filiculoides) and Indian Shot (Canna indica). Read more...
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