Dandelion crop or pest?

October 30, 2009 Andy Hamilton 8

Dandelions are traditionally a well-know bane of most gardeners, their deep roots make them a tough weed to eliminate from any plot.   To ensure they do not return the entire root must be taken […]

How to dye clothes naturally

October 30, 2009 Dave Hamilton 1

Extract from Selfsufficientish Bible You can use a range of plants for home dying. Clothes that are dyed with natural dyes should not be machine washed as the colours can run. Before dying, treat the […]

No space to grow? No problem

October 30, 2009 Dave Hamilton 0

This article originally appeared on the Big Green Idea’s newsletter for December 2008 The dream of becoming self-sufficient in at least food is one that many of us aspire to but unfortunately few of us […]

Nettle Beer – Andy Hamilton

October 29, 2009 Andy Hamilton 6

Nettle Beer This is an easy recipe to follow and creates a delightful, if not usual tasting beer. It is very cheap to make and follows a traditionally english recipe. Before hops were widely used […]

Allotments – By Andy Hamilton

October 29, 2009 Andy Hamilton 1

Choosing a perfect site|Alternatives to allotments | top 10 tips|other allotment related websites| If like me you live in a flat and have no garden then an allotment is an ideal way to have your […]

Organic Container gardening by Andy Hamilton

October 28, 2009 Andy Hamilton 5

So you live in a flat or a house with a small back yard and just don’t have room for gardening? Many people will take one look at this site and think, “I live in […]

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