Tapioca is a starch extracted from the root of the plant species Manihot esculenta. This species, native to the Amazon (e.g Brazil), is now cultivated worldwide and has many names, including cassava, bitter-cassava, manioc, “mandioca”, “aipim”, “macaxeira”, “manioca”, “boba”, “yuca” (not to be confused with yucca), “Sagudana” (literally, Sagu drops) … Continue reading
Autumn tidying creates green and woody material for composting. You will have all the ingredients for quality garden compost next year. Aim for a balance of between 25-50 per cent soft, green material such as vegetable kitchen waste(no oily stuff) and lawn clippings, with the remainder shredded woodier materials such … Continue reading
Instead of bending over to try to pull or dig it out, here’s any easier solution: Pour a good amount regular table salt directly on the areas; the grass will die off
Early moring or night is the best time for watering to reduce evaporation. To help control where your water goes, water when it’s not windy.
One deep watering is much better than watering several times lightly. Lawns need about 1 inch of water each week. If the weather is very hot, apply an inch of water about every 3 days. Watering to a depth of 4-6 inches encourages deeper, healthier root development. It allows longer … Continue reading