Category: <span>Gardening</span>

18 Plastic-Free Gardening Tips for the Eco-Conscious Gardener

18 Plastic-Free Gardening Tips for the Eco-Conscious Gardener

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. So you’ve recently started gardening and discovered that plastic abounds in the world of plants. If you’ve committed to plastic-free living and are trying to detox from plastic, here are some useful plastic-free gardening tips to try: 1. Buy plants...

10 Practical Tips for Zero Waste Gardening

10 Practical Tips for Zero Waste Gardening

Zero waste living shouldn’t just apply to what you do in your home, but what you do in your gardens too. What most people realise only after they begin gardening, is that for an activity that embraces nature, there’s a surprising amount of plastic waste involved. So here are some zero waste gardening tips for...

Root to Stem: 16 Plant Scraps You’re Likely Throwing Out That You Can Actually Eat

Root to Stem: 16 Plant Scraps You’re Likely Throwing Out That You Can Actually Eat

According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation, about one-third of the foods produced worldwide for human consumption annually— approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — is lost or wasted. Furthermore, food waste is a large source of greenhouse gas emissions so much so that if it were a nation, it would the third largest emitter after China and...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Compost for Beginners

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Compost for Beginners

Earliest archaeological records of composting dates back to around 2320 BC with the discovery of a set of clay tablets. The discovery that compost could fertilise and improve soil occured as civilisation moved from hunting and gathering to tending fields and livestock. Fast forward to present day, and this ancient gardening technique is still being...

7 Ways to Create a Moveable Edible Garden If You’re Renting

7 Ways to Create a Moveable Edible Garden If You’re Renting

For people renting their properties, it can seem pointless spending time constructing veggie patches and investing in permanent garden beds if you can’t take them with you when you leave the residence. Instead of building fixed garden beds, renters should opt for mobile and portable gardens. Whether you’re renting a place with just a patio,...

36 Inspiring Gardening Quotes to Encourage You to Grow Plants

36 Inspiring Gardening Quotes to Encourage You to Grow Plants

Given the sustainability and environmental themes of this platform, it is no secret that here at EWP we are a bunch of gardening enthusiasts. At HQ, we grow herbs, regrow food from scraps, care for houseplants, decorate our office with indoor plants, grow seedlings in a greenhouse, are building a second greenhouse, are creating a...

World Bee Day: 10 Ways to Protect Bees and Safeguard Food Security

World Bee Day: 10 Ways to Protect Bees and Safeguard Food Security

In 2018, the United Nations nominated May 20 as ‘World Bee Day‘ to raise awareness of the importance of these pollinators in safeguarding food security and protect them from toxic synthetic pesticides and habitat loss due as a result of intensive agricultural practices, and rising temperatures due to climate change. According to Wikipedia, a pollinator...