“New year = new me.” That is the mantra many repeat to themselves when they transition from one year to another. Whether it’s committing to actually using that gym memberships we sign up for, promising to call our parents more, or even endeavouring to be less hostile when...

It’s amazing how uplifting it can be to bring just the smallest bit of greenery into your home. More than their aesthetic appeal, however, leafy plants are also exceptionally useful additions to your environment. They are, of course, natural air fresheners, absorbing carbon dioxide and...

Most of us, especially women, know the moon is responsible for more than just eclipse gazing. Throughout history, maize farmers planted their crops closer to the full moon. Why is that? Well, naturally, they discovered they yielded larger, healthier crops. Gaye Boshoff, a freelance designer and...

Spring has sprung and it's time to roll up your sleeves and get a little muddy - digging, weeding, planting, composting and enjoying all the satisfaction that comes to growing your own gorgeous plants and fresh veggies. This is the time of year when those...

Companion planting sounds like a pretty friendly concept doesn’t it? That’s because companion plants are plants that like each other and get along, and even better, protect each other by discouraging pests and disease. They also support each other’s growth so that they flourish. Companion...