Herb fertilisers are a cheap, efficient and easy way to recycle waste and give your plants some of the vital nutrients they need for root, fruit and seed production.
Organic gardening is the future. Monocultures are making us and the environment toxic. Soil erosion and chemical fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides are killing bees, people and soil organisms. Monocultures destroy the balance and this causes plagues and problems. Grow your own food and you know what is in it.
Terracotta Pot Heater
The terracotta pot heater is a great little find as heating costs in winter are becoming so expensive for many people. The cost of good dry timber is getting astronomical and a lot of the heat is wasted particularly in an open fire.
Companion Planting for Natural Pest Control
As soon as you spray any chemical pesticide or herbicide in your garden you also kill of the beneficial insects that can help keep you garden in balance. They will keep the harmful pests at bay for you but if you kill them off you just have to keep using these harmful chemicals.
Local Foods Seed Bank for slow food
Local foods and seed banks are more important than ever. Community Gardens in cities, towns and villages are making a valiant attempt to set up Community Seed banks for locally adapted varieties of food plants.
Rasta Local planting guide to assist Growers
It makes perfect sense to support your local food production. Sending food thousands of miles is not logical. It means that the food loses its nutritional value and with all the pollutants our bodies are having to deal with we need all the nutrition we can get these days.
Grow Beans in your Rasta Garden
There is nothing better than growing your own beans. They are simple to grow, easy to harvest and delicious to eat.
Cinderella Pumpkin – Grow your own
Follow these basic rules. Only grow one Cucubita maxima species in your garden. This way it is isolated from other pumpkins. If you are in a suburban area check that your neighbours aren’t growing other varieties of pumpkin nearby to avoid cross-pollination.
Leonid Sharashkin and the Worldwide Food Revolution
Leonid Sharashkin, PhD, is a full-time natural beekeeper and founder of HorizontalHive.com He has edited numerous books on natural beekeeping, writes for major magazines, and speaks internationally on bee-friendly beekeeping.
Community Gardens Cut out the Middle Man
Community Gardens offer a sanctuary from this mad frenetic world, where time slows down to a human heartbeat and connection with the wisdom, knowledge and strength of our elders can be rediscovered.
Organic Farming Ban by Stealth
Organic farming ban on food! Who would have ever thought it possible. With so many people in the world reliant on growing their own food and saving their own seed to do it, it is alarming to say the least to realise that a bill is being put forward in the United States in the next ten days to ban organic farming.
Marigolds Tagetes species very useful plants for your Rasta Garden
Marigolds are also said to act as a decoy for lots of other garden pests and planting a variety of plants creates natural balance in the garden of beneficial insects and non-beneficial insects.
Rasta Subtropical Vegetable Planting Guide
Spring is a very special time for gardeners.It is not called the growing season for nothing and is time to get into your Rasta garden and start planting your home grown ital organic vegetables.
Fruit Tree Planting Guide for the Subtropics
Fruit tree planting guide including nut trees for anyone who is thinking of setting up their own family garden plot so they can grow their own fruit and vegetables.
How to Sow Seed for your Rasta Garden
Open pollinated seeds are seeds that you can grow again from seed. If you select from the best plant the genetic traits that make it a good plant will have a good chance of occurring in the next generation.
Ethiopian Food Security Revolution Organic Production of Soil
Ethiopian Food Security is benefitting from the production of compost for fertility instead of chemical fertilsers. Food tastes better and is higher in nutrition. Soil erosion reduces and water holding capacity increases.
Fidel Castro leaves a Cuba Organic Farming Model for the rest of the world to follow
Large quantities of vegetables, root crops, grains, and fruits are produced, as well as milk, meat, fish eggs and herbs. In addition, suburban farms are intensively cultivated with emphasis on efficient water use and maximum reduction of agricultural toxins; these are very important in Havana, Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, Camaguey, and Santiago de Cuba.
Sunflowers attract the precious bees to your Rasta Garden
Sunflowers have been cultivated for over 3000 years and are natives of Utah and Arizona.
Moon Gardening for Success
Just as the gravitational forces of the moon pull the tides of the ocean, it also pulls upon the more subtle bodies of water, causing the moisture in the soil to rise and fall.