Chilli Seeds are Hot This Summer

Chilli seeds or chili seeds ??  Never mind the spelling !! It seems that most Americans use “chili or chilies” and the rest of the world uses “chilli or chillies”. Here are some great ideas for helping you to successfully grow your own chillies from chilli seeds. Get … Continue reading

Growing lettuces GreenSmart Pots growgoodnz

Growing Lettuces Growing lettuces is the perfect way for a new gardener to start learning how to grow plants. Lettuces are so easy to grow if you are living in an apartment too.  I like to see several contrasting lettuces with different colours, shapes and textures growing together … Continue reading

Tomato Plants in GreenSmart Containers

Tomato Plants Introduction Tomato plants are easy to grow from seed or from plants and because the mature plants need a lot of water, they are ideally suited to GreenSmart self watering planters. These planters can hold up to 12 litres of water in the reservoir…. far more than any … Continue reading

Growing beans growing tips

 Growing Beans in GreenSmart Pots  Tall Tales from Jack & the Beanstalk Growing beans epitomises why I love gardening. At this time of the year I always look forward to being able to pick and eat beans from our garden throughout the summer months. Garden fresh beans are … Continue reading

microgreens – small plants,

What are Microgreens? Microgreens are simply are salad greens, herbs, leafy plants that are harvested when the seedlings are 3-5 cm high. I think of them as being intensively flavoured grown up sprouts with high density enzymes, minerals, chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals. They are simple to grow, fast … Continue reading