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: 19 April 2021

If you're keen on mustard's tangy flavour, it's easy to grow a wide range of varieties in your garden. This article explains all you need to know, whether you're growing mustard for its tasty leaves or fiery seeds.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 1 April 2021

While your overall gardening activity might be slowing down as winter approaches, April is still an incredibly important month. The gardening hours you put in now will pay huge rewards over winter.


Date Posted: 31 March 2021

Sharpening secateurs, shears, knives, scissors, and many other gardening tools is straightforward using a specialised sharpener tool. And unlike using many mechanical blade grinders, there's no need to disassemble the secateurs first. Here's what to do.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 26 March 2021

Kale is nutritious, versatile and easy to grow. What's more, homegrown offers vastly better taste and texture than the coarse, bitter leaves too often found in stores. This article gives a guide to growing, harvesting, and using kale to enjoy it.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 18 March 2021

Armyworms are a group of caterpillar species which can lay waste to a garden. Although they prefer to feed on grasses and grains, any leafy plant is at risk if there's a serious infestation. This article explains the damage these bugs can do.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 11 March 2021

Compost tea is a thrifty way of recycling weeds and other garden waste, turning them into a nutrient-rich liquid fertiliser for your plants. This article explains how to make it and how to use it effectively.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 1 March 2021

As the season turns to autumn and we look back on a successful summer of growing, it's time to think to the future and get your garden ready for the cooler weather ahead.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 28 February 2021

Nematodes are class of tiny worm-like creatures which are present in most soils. While some species are allies in the fight against pests, other species cause problems of their own. This article explains why and gives tips on reducing the damage.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 19 February 2021

Foliar feeding offers an express route to giving plants the nutrients they need. This article explains when and how to do it for the best effects.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 16 February 2021

Calendula offers beauty in the garden, flavour in the kitchen, and a soothing balm for the medicine cabinet. This article explains why this versatile plant fully deserves a place in your growing calendar.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 5 February 2021

Don't just let your lavender sit in your garden. Harvest it at the end of the season and utilise it in your home. Whether you like to bake or need to add little relaxation to your life, there is a way for you to make the best of the lavender you've grow.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 30 January 2021

Watercress is easy to grow, and produces huge amounts of peppery, spicy leaves packed with excellent nutritional value. This article describes the plant and gives tips on growing it successfully.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 20 January 2021

Growing trap crops is a powerful way of controlling pests completely organically. This article describes how it works, and how to get the best from the technique.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 13 January 2021

Pea beetles are a legume-loving pest that can lay waste to a pea crop both before and after harvest. This article describes the damage these bugs can do, and provides tips on reducing the problems they cause.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 8 January 2021

Sunflowers are famed not only for their beauty, but also for the way the flowers track the sun across the sky over a day. This behaviour is known as heliotropism, and this article describes why it happens.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 28 December 2020

Scarlet runner beans are ornamental, productive, and delicious. What's not to like? Here's what you need to know to grow them at home.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 24 December 2020

Garden weevils can be a major problem for veggie growers if a population climbs out of control. This article describes how to identify the insect, recognise the damage it causes, and keep its numbers in check.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 17 December 2020

A weeding knife is a simple but essential tool for dealing with patio weeds, as this article explains.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 15 December 2020

If your tomatoes, strawberries, and other plants are suddenly developing weird offshoots from the fruits, there's probably no need to worry. It's likely to be a harmless example of what's known as vivipary.


Author: The Seed Collection   Date Posted: 1 December 2020

Welcome to our last newsletter of 2020! As we look ahead to the start of summer next week, it is the perfect time to get outside in this beautiful weather