Gardening

Gardening Terms Explained

If you are a new gardener, there are a lot of terms and phrases to learn. I often forget that people might not have the slightest idea what I’m talking about when I say things like ‘transplant’ and ‘pot on’. So today I thought I would create a post that explains and breaks down all of the most common gardening terms.

I really hope these help you understand gardening language. Gardening can be quite overwhelming when you have so much to remember. Perhaps print this out or save it on your phone? That way, you will always be able to understand the gardening lingo.

Gardening Terms Explained | The Mother Cooker

Lay the Table

Hosting Brunch: 5 Top Tips

Hosting brunch is one of my favourite things to do, I simply love hosting. Nothing brings me more joy than making the table look super pretty and inviting. Serving my friends delicious food, whilst we chat the day away. This past weekend, I hosted an Easter themed brunch for my friends. It was a huge success, so I thought I would share five of my top hosting tips with you.

5 Tips for Hosting Brunch | The Mother Cooker

Gardening

Benefits of Gardening with Children & 5 Easy Things for Them to Grow

Ever since I started a kitchen garden, I have desperately tried to keep Evie involved. Now that I am into my second year of really getting into this garden and Evie is that little bit older, I have noticed that she is a lot more invested. Being out in the fresh air is amazing, but did you know that gardening with children actually has a whole bunch of development benefits? Gardening engages all of their senses, children can touch and feel the seeds, dirt, fruit, vegetables and flowers. They can see the vibrant colours and different sizes, hear the sound of the vegetables when they are either pulled from the ground or taken from the plant. They also get to experience all of the different smells that the plants give off.

Benefits of Gardening with Children & 5 Easy Things for Them to Grow | The Mother Cooker

Wellness

My Whole30 Journey: Week 1

So what is whole30? That’s the most frequent question I have had since starting this journey and sharing it on social media. Whole30 is a nutritional program, it’s designed to change the way you eat and think about food in 30 days. You cut out all inflammatory foods and drinks from your diet. Such as; sugar, sweeteners, alcohol, grains, legumes, wheat, dairy, processed food, junk food, baked goods and beans. You also can’t have soy of any kind. What you can eat is; meat, seafood, vegetables, fruit, nuts, eggs and potatoes.

My Whole30 Journey: Week 1 | The Mother Cooker