sarah's own natural garden

updates from our lifestyle block – gardening, chickens, green cleaning and more


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Green up your clean up

I’ve long been worried about the baddies in my cleaning products and have bought ‘green’ for years.  Yet it’s so easy to make your own products, as well as being cheaper.   I know alot of us want to reduce toxins in this way and it’s all the buzz in magazines and online but in reality it seemed overwhelming to me – where to start?  Also – is this hippie ‘cleaning with vinegar’ method really going to work and kill germs?  So finally I made a start on what I’d been wanting to do for ages:  my method was to attack it one thing at a time rather than being daunted by the prospect of revamping everything at once.

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Oyster Mushrooms – this is how I grew them

Oyster mushrooms are one of the easiest mushrooms to grow at home.  You can buy a kit and are pretty much guaranteed success (for anyone who loves growing things I recommend you give it a try – a couple of options are here – Mushroom gourmet or Parkvale). To get them growing on a larger more reliable scale it’s a bit more involved but it’s the same basic process.

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