Gardening Tools – For Beginners

So, although the name of this blog is ‘The Diary of a New Gardener’, we have collectively 66 years of growing experience [a bit crazy to say, but as we started growing things at the young ages of 5,7 and 9 we all have 22 years of experience each – therefore collectively 66] but weContinue reading “Gardening Tools – For Beginners”

To dig, to double dig or to not dig at all! – Improving your Soil.

Turning the soil (single dig method):As my plot was covered in browning weeds after the spraying of weed killer I decided on a labour intensive strategy (but in my mind a key one) which was to remove the largest clumps of weeds and to dig the majority of the plot. I also had a MaresContinue reading “To dig, to double dig or to not dig at all! – Improving your Soil.”

The Start of a journey…

In recent years, I have witnessed and come to appreciate, a wider acceptance and desire for home-grown produce and growing using organic sustainable methods. There is an infinite source of information now appearing online, concerning new techniques being trialled and tested to drive a “cleaner” and “greener” growing methods as well as reduce waste, heavyContinue reading “The Start of a journey…”

The Sustainable Dream

As 3 young children, we always spoke about one day owning our own farm…Ben would be the grower / cultivator, Natasha would cook all the produce and run the shop and Tania would be in charge of the animals. You could say we have always had an affinity towards nature, the outdoors, animals and growingContinue reading “The Sustainable Dream”

Growing up green

We are three siblings. Ben, Natasha and Tania. Growing up in the leafy suburbs of south east London, bordering Kent [the Garden of England] we have some of our fondest memories with nature, exploring, playing and planting. In our blog we will be taking you through different ways in which we have become more sustainable,Continue reading “Growing up green”

Welcome…

We are all told, “live your life to the fullest”; we are here to do just that. We are three siblings, with a passion for living as naturally and as sustainably as possible.  The Diary of a New Gardener [DOANG] serves as a vessel for you to follow our journey into building a more sustainable life, project our passions, alternative viewsContinue reading “Welcome…”