Sustainable Living

No longer selling soaps or carnivorous plants because of GST 1

No longer selling soaps or carnivorous plants because of GST

Update: The government has now allowed online sellers the same exemption from having to register for GST as regular sellers. So I am once more selling soaps and carnivorous plants.   This blog is basically about the stuff I am up to at home. When I make artistic soaps because I enjoy making them, I …

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The balcony garden strategy - more edible plants in small space 2

The balcony garden strategy – more edible plants in small space

So I now have a strategy for maximizing the use of space in my small balcony garden in order to get the most crops. Beginning from having no plants…. Sow some quick gratification Every new gardener is excitedly awaiting results and plants will grow at the speed they will, but why not plant some early …

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earthworm in vermicompost worm bin bedding

Starting a vermicompost bin without worms

I have always been interested in composting and having my own home now allows me the freedom to get into all these whims and ambitions. There are plenty of tutorials on starting a worm bin. All of them assume you have the worms. But what if you don’t? I didn’t. I could probably go to …

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Frugal living: Setting up my new home

In the days since the last post, I’ve been busy. I have moved most of my belongings to my new home and am ready to move as soon as I have cooking gas (most likely tomorrow). Some of the choices I have made in this new start – with many priorities ranging from health to …

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