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Home Living : January 31st 2012
2 HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 MB Grow your own POTTY ABOUT ORGANIC VEGIES IF you don't have much space, grow organic vegetables in con- tainers. All you need is a sunny spot and some care. Pots also allow you to move plants. Use good potting mix and fertiliser. Biodegradable: It's easy to make your own biodegradable pots from paper or cardboard. Cardboard egg cartons are great. Cut each cup into single mini-pots, poke a hole in the bottom to let water drain out, then fill with seed-raising mix and seed. Toilet rolls also work well. Small: The biggest news is that many varieties of fruit trees now come in a miniature version. So space is no issue. Tea: All sorts of herbs, foliage and flowers from your garden can be used to make herbal tea and are easily grown like lemongrass, cha- momile and mint. Do your re- search before you make a tea from a herb to ensure it is safe. Pests: While you're looking on and under leaves for pests, keep an eye out for insect eggs. If you see tiny clusters of eggs, rub them off and stop the problem. GOING ORGANIC ORGANIC THE RIGHT CHOICE GARDENING GURU'S NEW BOOK Janita Singh DIFFERENT CONDITIONS Herbs are a terrific choice for pots. If you're growing more than one type of herb in a pot, don't combine herbs that like different growing conditions. For instance basil likes plenty of water and liquid food but thyme wants drier soil and less feeding. Organic is published by New Holland Publishers, hardback, RRP $35. Don Burke and (inset) his latest book, Organic. CHANGING lifestyles and smar- ter ways of saving the planet and money have also given us many new ways of doing things and new buzz words we come across daily. One of these words is organic. To many this means buying or eating healthily, but there is more to this than picking something from the supermarket shelves. Organic foods are grown and produced without the use of syn- thetic chemicals and fertilisers. And being organic is something everyone can do, explains horti- culturist, author and television personality Don Burke. If you have any bit of land at home, be it a big or tiny backyard, an apartment or terrace, you can go organic very easily. In his latest book, Organic,a guide to growing organic food for your family, Burke explains why it's not only healthy, but a sensible approach to grow your own food. The book looks at sustainable living in small spaces, clever ideas for small backyards, safer pest controls, backyard poultry and much more. ''As a six-year-old kid, I started my own vegie garden. I planted radishes. I remember the superb taste of my first crop and how proud I was when I took some inside and presented this to my family,'' Burke says. ''The fresh vegetables tasted so good but pick- ing them was so much more fun.'' Growing your own food at home can be a very rewarding exercise and in this book Burke shows how this can be done anywhere. Organic is a practical guide with step-by-step instructions, case studies and photos to help you successfully grow your own or- ganic vegetable garden at home. MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury FROM $399 ,IC .O # !". 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2116783m 13/12 0 Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 accentblinds.com.au Alexandria•Chatswood•Seven Hills Penrith•Newcastle % 30 Curtainsoff % 10 Shuttersoff Selected Range Only % 30Roller Blindsoff % 20 Awningsoff 13 19 For full terms & conditions visit the Accent website 13 Renovate your home with Up to 30% off New Year s Renovation Sale 5/376 Newbridge Rd, MOOREBANK also enter via Heathcote Rd 1300 652 247 www.airconditioningsales.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org 5 YEARS WARRANTY 7.1kW Stock Clearance Sale $1,729 2170942 31/1 and more instore MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (opp Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au ROLLER SHUTTERS L Domestic Roller Shutters L Shopfront Roller Shutters L Pergola Roller Shutters L Heavy Duty Extruded Shutters L 10 Year Written Warranty L Fast Professional Installation by Qualified Tradesman L Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills L Deter Burglars L Reduce Noise L Storm Protection FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633C WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS 2123814i 17/5 KING WARDROBES 9725 2266 BUILT IN WARDROBES www.kingwardrobe.com.au • Free measure & quote • EFT & major credit cards • Lifetime guarantee • Combined 30yrs experience • Service all areas • Quality customer service ")''%2 3(/72//- o .%7 ,/#!4)/. o ./7 /0%. #534/- $%3)'. 4/ 35)4 9/52 .%%$3 2081476 31/1 DIY Wardrobes Cut to size
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