Easy starter tips ~
Herbs, most herbs are easy to grow and make any meal taste better!
Lettuce is always an easy plant to start with and will grow in most place all year round.
It’s so good to be able to pick a lettuce as you need it.
Beans will grow in just about anything and come up super fast.
Potatoes and sweet potatoes are easy to grow you just chop them up and place in your beds.
Cucumber & pumpkin I find super easy to grow.
Easy flowers ~
There is nothing worse than creating dirty rubbish, that attracts flys and maggots, simple by mixing your waste and not putting the little effort it takes into sorting it.
For me I look at food scraps as a valuable resource for the garden, our worm farm and the chickens.
Buy a big outdoor composting bin, you can get them from Bunnings or a gardening supplies store.
Have a little sealed bucket on you kitchen bench and start collecting your kitchen food scraps...
When creating compost outside in you bin...
I use a layer system brown (carbon) & green (nitrogen)
Brown ~ layers of much, leaves, twigs
Green ~garden trimmings, grass clippings
Brown ~ dry leaves, shredded paper,
Green ~ food scraps
The most important thing is getting balance right between the brown and the green.
You need a ration of approx 60% carbon & 40% nitrogen
Watering in each layer as you go.
You can add dirt as there are lots of heathy microbes to help your compost breakdown.
We love having chickens as they also love food scraps and they reward you with fresh yummy eggs.
kids love collecting eggs and watching the hens scratch around, or having a rooster chase them about.
The most important thing if you live rural is having a safe coop for them to sleep in at night.
There are a lot of predators like foxes & snakes waiting to make a meal out of you hens.