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: 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


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 26 November 2020

The information given on seed packets and in growing guides can be amazingly helpful, but it's only ever a starting point. Gardening isn't an exact science, and the essence of success is in adapting the basic instructions to your own situation,


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 26 November 2020

Fasciation is a genetic mutation which crops up occasionally in plants, causing malformed stems, flowers, or fruit. Sometimes the effects are visually pleasing, other times less so, but it's always an interesting event for a gardener to experience..


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

Given the right conditions, eggplant will reward a patient gardener with a bountiful harvest of delicious fruits. This article explains the best routes to success.


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

Damping off is a fungal disease which can kill seedlings almost without warning. This article describes how to avoid the conditions which increase the risks, and what to do if you spot the symptoms in your seedlings.


Author: The Seed Collection   Date Posted: 31 October 2020

Late spring is such a wonderful and productive time to be outside in the garden. Plants are in their rapid growth phase now, spurred into action by the warmer weather and spring rainfall. Now that the soil temperature is really warming up there is...


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 30 October 2020

Keeping a seed's compost moist is essential for successful germination, but the very act of watering can cause problems. Seeds and young seedlings can be washed away by even a small amount of water, so it's important to be careful when watering.


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

Fungus gnats are tiny black flies most often seen buzzing around houseplants and greenhouse containers. And while they might be an annoyance in adult form, their young can seriously harm your plants. This article explains the damage the insects can do.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 22 October 2020

A soil moisture meter is a useful and inexpensive way of checking if your plants are getting the right amount of water. This article describes how and when to use one to bring better gardening results.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 13 October 2020

Beans are easy to grow and produce a generous harvest for the little effort they take. This article explains everything you need to know to start growing this most popular of homegrown vegetables.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 30 September 2020

Spring is such an exciting time for gardeners, with the weather warming up there is an abundant choice of vegetable and flower seeds to sow and grow for the season ahead.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 27 September 2020

If you're looking for a plant that's easy to grow and provides plenty for the table, zucchini is hard to beat. This article describes everything you need to know about this productive mainstay of the home veggie patch.


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

Days to maturity is an important measurement shown on the packets of most seeds. What does it mean, and how can you use it to improve your gardening? This article explains all.