Sustainable Lifestyle For Beginners

Welcome to Smart Money Green Planet, a sustainable lifestyle blog for beginners.

Hi, I am Reshma and I run the sustainable lifestyle blog, Smart Money Green Planet.

I write about home and garden ideas, as well as, natural skincare recipes to inspire you to achieve a minimalist home, develop a love for organic and edible gardening; and introduce you to an alternative non toxic, natural skincare routine.

You will also find blog posts about frugal living ideas to save money in the long run.

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How to Grow Radishes From Seed

How to grow radishes from seed.  Home grown radishes are a summer delight when tossed in a salad.  Radish is a popular root vegetable used to bring a bit of zing to salads.  Just like carrots and beetroots, these root vegetables are also easy to grow and have an earthy flavour. Radish seeds can be […]

How To Grow Fenugreek From Seeds

How to grow fenugreek in the UK from seeds.  Methi, more commonly known in English as Fenugreek, is a popular leafy plant that is used in Indian cooking.  The leaves have a strong bitter taste, but when added to a potato or chicken curry, it adds aroma and immense richness to the curry’s flavour.  Fenugreek […]

How to Grow Courgettes

How to grow courgettes.  Courgette, also known as zucchini is one of the easiest vegetables you can start growing at home.  Courgette plants do not need a lot of attention.  Therefore, if you are starting a vegetable garden, be sure to add zucchini to your vegetable gardening experience.  The tips below of how to grow […]

How to Grow Cherry Tomatoes Indoors

How to grow cherry tomatoes indoors.  Cherry tomato plants are fussy growers, but as long the plant is placed in the right location, it will produce ripe and flavour rich cherry tomatoes all summer long.  If you are a beginner to vegetable gardening, the guide below of how to grow cherry tomatoes indoors will be […]

How To Grow Potatoes In a Bag

How to grow potatoes in a bag.  The next time you have a potato that never made it to the dinner table, think about using it to grow more potatoes.  Potatoes are one of the easiest vegetables that you can grow at home.  If you are a beginner to vegetable gardening, then start with growing […]

How to Grow Garlic at Home

Tips on how to grow garlic at home.  If you are wondering how you can grow garlic at home, then you have come to the right place.  Garlic is very easy to grow and it does not need much looking after.  Fall or Autumn is the most ideal time to grow garlic.  One of the […]

Can I Use Neem Oil for Plants?

Neem oil for plants as a pest control measure Using neem oil for plants is not a new phenomenon.  Neem oil has been used for many centuries across the Indian subcontinent, for medicinal purposes as well as a natural pest control measure.  As a gardener, you will constantly come across unwanted pests damaging your fruit […]

Companion Planting in a Vegetable Garden – What Is It?

Companion Planting in a Vegetable Garden Companion planting in a vegetable garden is one of the best ways to make full use of your vegetable garden. In this post, I will be writing about how to make the most use of your garden space and which plants you should grow side by side, commonly known […]

DIY Compostable Plant Pot Ideas to Grow Vegetables Indoors

Let us kick-start the gardening season with DIY compostable plant pot ideas to grow vegetables indoors. The weather is starting to improve, but it is still not warm enough to plant seedlings directly outdoors.  Most plants such as tomatoes, courgettes, peas, beans, chillies, eggplants and peppers should to be grown indoors before you can move […]

How To Grow Vegetables at Home

Spring is here, the sun is shining and the ground is thawing.    Let’s talk about how to grow your own vegetables. The world has literally come to a standstill.  Covid19 has halted life, as we know it.  So if you have ever thought about growing your own vegetables, then now is the right time. Can […]