The ‘No-Dig’ Bed

An experiment. After much procrastination, I took a risk and assembled, somewhat haphazardly, a 'No-Dig Bed'. For the uninitiated, the 'No-Dig' bed is a freeform, layered mound of organic matter and fertiliser that allows you to grow a food crop and build humus on nutrient poor soil. It negates the need to dig nutrients into the … Continue reading The ‘No-Dig’ Bed


Week 4: Wrapping up Plastic-Free July

It's true what they say about failure. You don't learn from success. -Dustin Hoffman For me, PFJ has been very much about the journey and not the success. I discovered that with every small achievement, came the uncomfortable realisation that my efforts were relatively flimsy in the grand anti-plastic crusade. However, while my achievements were marginal,  they … Continue reading Week 4: Wrapping up Plastic-Free July

Plastic-Free July: Week 3

This is a week late publishing, however I feel compelled to share my progress (purely for my benefit)... Week 3 PFJ was particularly exciting because I found a compost bin! A plain conical type purchased from Bunnings: You could be forgiven for thinking it has erupted from the ground, but I had to bury its base 10cm … Continue reading Plastic-Free July: Week 3