• sun orange

    No-cook summer meals

    • Jan 22, 2021
    • by Jenny Atkins

    When it’s hot outside, I’m looking for ways to keep my house cool. No-cook recipes sound like the perfect solution for summer meals. So, get ready to step away from the microwave, stove and oven and try these ten meal ideas that are perfect all summer long!

  • leftovers in the fridge

    Love your leftovers

    • Dec 09, 2020
    • by Jenny Atkins

    LiveLighter Nutritionist, Jen Atkins, shares her easy tips on converting festive leftovers into new yummy and healthy dishes.

  • Cherry creaming soda

    Sweet nothings: 7 tasty drinks to help you break up with soft drinks

    • Nov 20, 2020
    • by Gael Myers

    Let’s face it; we all know that water is the healthiest drink. But sometimes that just doesn’t cut it when you’re struggling to resist the temptation of a soft drink.

  • harvest

    What to grow?

    • Aug 17, 2020
    • by Bruce Beamish

    What a big decision! Here are some of the things to take into account when deciding what to grow.

  • propagating

    Propagation: how to get MORE plants!

    • Aug 14, 2020
    • by Bruce Beamish

    Plant propagation is how you make new plants. Some vegetables can be grown from seed or pre-started seedlings and others can be grown from cuttings. See our tips and tricks!

  • kitchen scraps

    Composting at home

    • Aug 10, 2020
    • by Shenae Norris

    Composting is easy and regardless of space, anyone can home compost. Even with a small yard, you will be able to follow these steps on a smaller scale to create free compost that will nourish your gardens, save your scraps from landfill and see you never reaching for replace that store- bought fertiliser again.

  • soil

    Soils ain't soils

    • Aug 03, 2020
    • by Bruce Beamish

    Plants need three things: water, sun and soil. Most West Australian soil is low in nutrients and some even repels water. Rich soil full of organic matter and worms will give your plants everything they need to grow, retain moisture better, and help fight infection and insect attack.

  • digging

    Garden placement and design

    • Jul 28, 2020
    • by Bruce Beamish

    The beauty of the home vegetable garden is that it can just as easily be a research project or an art project. Here’s some things to take into account when you’re designing your vegie patch.

  • family gardening

    Green thumbs for everyone

    • Jul 23, 2020
    • by Bruce Beamish

    Thinking of trying your hand at gardening? We’ve got a series of blogs to get you started, covering everything from construction and design, soil, propagation and choosing what to grow. Good luck on your home gardening adventure!

  • Kids play sport

    Hitting the sweet spot in kid’s sport

    • Jul 20, 2020
    • by Alex Dreyer

    As some of Australia starts to open back up again, children and parents alike are eagerly awaiting the return of junior sport. Organised sport is a great way to get the benefits of physical activity, however it can also be a setting that encourages the consumption of junk food. Let’s help our kids to understand that the road to sporting success is paved with healthy food, not hamburgers. Here are four ways to help your kids shoot for health when playing junior sport.