Our Blog

This blog is a feed of all our recent gardening articles, tips, ideas, seasonal information, plant profiles, recipes and any other content we consider worth sharing with our customers.  Posts will be written by employees and customers as well as 'guest posts' by industry professionals and friends of the business.

Below is a list of our latest blog posts, enjoy!

 

Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 1 November 2019

Even experienced gardeners can find their tomato plants suffering from diseases, pests, and other problems. Luckily, most issues can be dealt with once they're recognised, & this article gives advice for the 16 most common problems you might come across.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 31 October 2019

Lovage is easy to grow, versatile in the kitchen, and has many reputed medicinal qualities. Here's what you need to know if you want to grow this unusual and hard-to-buy herb at home.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 29 October 2019

Slugs and snails are perhaps the most common and most despised garden pests of all. They can cause incredible damage and are almost impossible to eliminate. However, there are many ways of keeping the population under control, as this article explains.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 9 October 2019

After mowing your lawn, you may see the resulting grass clipping as a nuisance to be disposed of. However, they are in fact a valuable resource that can be put to good use in your garden. This article explains how.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 30 September 2019

It's a popular and proven gardening technique to pick many flowers, fruit, and vegetables regularly, prolonging their season and increasing productivity. This article explains how this method works and describes the benefits it brings.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 27 September 2019

The fine art of the veggie gardener is to keep a steady supply of produce maturing throughout the season, avoiding both gluts and barren spells as much as possible. Succession planting is a vital part of doing this, as this article explains.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 25 September 2019

Excessive infestations can cause damage but a normal-sized population's benefits for a garden outweigh the drawbacks. This article explains why, and gives tips on keeping numbers to a beneficial level.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 17 September 2019

Propagating your perennials is an great way of producing new plants for your garden. However, the most common method of cuttings can be a hit & miss activity. Propagation by layering is more reliable, and this article explains two ways of doing it.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 30 August 2019

Coriander has a reputation for being difficult to grow, thanks mainly to the way it bolts to seed so easily. However, it's a tasty and versatile herb, and with a little care and planning you can expect a great harvest. This article explains what to do.


Author: The Seed Collection   Date Posted: 27 August 2019

We are excited to announce the launch of our new range just in time for Spring! We are now stocking a large range of gardening products, gloves, tools, equipment and accessories.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 24 August 2019

Storing seeds safely from year to year is a problem most gardeners come up against eventually. A box full of torn, leaking packets is confusing and wasteful. Making your own seed packets helps to keep things tidy and organised, & it's very easy to do.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 15 August 2019

Whitefly may not be as well known as their close cousins aphids, but they can cause at least as many problems if they infest your vegetable garden. This article explains how to recognise these insects, & how to limit the damage they can do to your plant.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 10 August 2019

70 New seed varieties available now, August 2019. Heirloom, open pollinated, non-hybrid and non-GMO seeds with no chemical treatments.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 6 August 2019

Many gardeners are disappointed when their cabbages fail to develop strong, compact heads. This article gives ten common reasons for heads failing to form, along with tips for overcoming them.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 30 July 2019

Ants are an essential part of the ecosystem but if your garden's population gets out of control, you'll need to deal with the problem. This article explains why heavy infestations are harmful, and offers eco-friendly ways of dealing with them.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 25 July 2019

Occasionally, the amount of sunlight a vegetable receives can be deliberately reduced, to change the way it grows. This process is known as blanching, and it's used more often than you might think, as this article explains.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 19 July 2019

Most gardeners sow chilli seeds each year, and grow plants as annuals. However, in their natural setting, most chillies are perennials, returning year after year. This article explains how to keep your plants alive over winter.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 11 July 2019

A sudden frost can lay waste to your garden. Unless your climate is reliably frost-free, it pays to be prepared so that you can avoid the worst of the damage. This article explains why frost is dangerous for your plants, & what you can do to protect them.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 30 June 2019

If you've visited and high-end restaurants over the last few years you've likely eaten microgreens. These tiny herb and vegetable shoots pack a powerful punch but are hard to find in supermarkets. Luckily, they’re very east to grow at home, and this art


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 28 June 2019

Rust fungus infection is a common problem for home gardeners. Although it's very difficult to clear completely from a garden, it can be managed and controlled fairly effectively, as this article explains.