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How To Propagate Mint From Cuttings

How To Propagate Mint From Cuttings

We were in the kitchen recently debating about what the best kombucha flavours were. It was a unanimous yes for passionfruit, unfortunately the rest didn’t really turn out as we’d hoped (the carbonation was lacking). One we had high hopes for was the mint/watermelon combo. […]

How To Grow Snow Peas From Seeds

How To Grow Snow Peas From Seeds

Snow peas are a ridiculously easy vegetable or more appropriately, legume. All you have to do to grow them from a seed is grab some quality seedling mix from your local bunnings or gardening store, give them a solid splash of water and wait a […]

What Exactly Is Nutritional Yeast?

What Exactly Is Nutritional Yeast?

The name isn’t the most appetizing and it doesn’t look too delectable, but nutritional yeast has to be one of the greatest additions to my cooking I’ve come across in recent time.

It gives a distinctly cheesy, nutty and creamy flavor. It’s also a vegan’s dream as it is completely animal product free.

So what is it exactly?

Specifically, it is a deactivated yeast, a strain of (from Wikipedia) – Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Pick it up and give it a go.

It’s perfect in macaroni and cheese, sprinkled on popcorn with some butter or any dish that could do with a turbo-charge of cheese flavor without the guilt afterwards.

You can order some online here.

How To Grow Habanero Chillis From Seeds

How To Grow Habanero Chillis From Seeds

I’ve struggled with determining how to grow habanero chillis from seeds. The first batch I ordered, I had planted 14 odd seeds and weeks later none of them had come through. The pequins, capsicums, jalapenos all were successful, but the habaneros were nowhere in sight. […]

How I Created My Own Automated Solar Powered Watering System For Under $100

How I Created My Own Automated Solar Powered Watering System For Under $100

I don’t come from an electrical background, so it took me a while to figure all this out and find the right people (props to Campo and Danny for their input). List of things you’ll need. 12V Deep Cycle Battery Solar Panel Solar Panel Charge […]

How To Propogate Basil At Home (5 Simple Steps)

How To Propogate Basil At Home (5 Simple Steps)

Basil is a delicious herb with such a sweet aromatic flavor, it would be a shame not keep your backyard or windowsill stocked full it! It can be used on such a large variety of dishes and don’t even get me started on the pesto.

STEP 1: Cut off a section just below where two leaves appear

STEP 2: Place the trimmed piece in a glass jar of fresh water where it receieves sufficient sunlight

Basil propagating in water
Place The Basil Cutting In A Glass Of Water So You Can Watch The Roots Grow

STEP 3: Replace the water with fresh, clean water

Every 2 – 3 days you should replace the water with fresh water. This will prevent any bacteria growing and damaging your plant. It will also provide a top up of nutrients for the plant. If your water is too clean it could also lead to problems, remember plants need food in the form of micronutrients in the water!

STEP 4: Wait For The Roots To Grow

You will start to see some roots emerge from the leave section. Once these reach about one inch long, it’s ready to be planted. Mine are a litte short here, but as an impatient gardener it’s impossible to keep waiting. I had mine in the glass jar for about 10 days.

Basil Water Roots Close Up Of Propagation Roots Basil

STEP 5: Fix a pot with some high quality potting mix and transplant your new basil plant!

Potting Mix With Basil
Cans Make Great Reusable Pots

There you have it. Propagating basil at home has never been so easy. I’ll keep this page updated with new pictures as my propagated basil grows.

What Is Rennet? Where Can I Get Rennet Tablets From?

What Is Rennet? Where Can I Get Rennet Tablets From?

Rennet is an important ingredient in making all types of cheeses, it is the active ingredient that causes separation of milk into solid curds and liquid whey. But what exactly is rennet? First it must be stated that rennet can come in two forms: vegetable […]

Best Tumbling Composter Available Today

Best Tumbling Composter Available Today

Getting the best tumbling composter is crucial to running a successful garden and recycling all your organic foodstuffs. There’s plenty available online today so which do you choose from? Follow this buyer’s guide to help you find the answer today. Why Use A Tumbling Composter? […]