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: 29 July 2020

Sunflowers are in important commercial crop, but they also deserve their place in the garden for their unmistakable beauty and generous seed production. This article covers all you need to know to start growing them for yourself.

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

Thinning seedlings is a step that fills many beginner gardeners with unease. It seems a destructive and wasteful thing to do, but it in many cases it's essential. This article explains when and why thinning is necessary, and also how to do it effectively.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 21 July 2020

To give your seedlings the best start in life, sowing at the correct depth is vital. This article explains why, and gives a handy rule of thumb for getting the depth right, whichever seed you're sowing.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 16 July 2020

Broad beans are easy to grow, nutritious, and taste much better freshly picked than bought from the store. This article covers all you need to know to make them the new star of your veggie patch.

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Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 4 July 2020

Radishes bring a delicious peppery crunch to your kitchen after only a few weeks in the ground. And while they're easy to grow once you get the hang of them, there are several common problems you need to avoid, as this article explains.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 1 July 2020

Mid-winter is upon us and while the cold weather is often not ideal for spending long amounts of time outside tending to your veggie patch, you might find some of your earlier planted autumn-winter crops are ready for harvest now. If you are harvesting...


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd | Nat Buttenshaw   Date Posted: 30 June 2020

The Allium family encompasses all of these wonderful vegetables; garlic, onions, leeks, chives, shallots, spring onions, bunching onions and bulb producing onions. With so many varieties to choose from how do you know which one you want to grow?


Author: The Seed Collection | Nat Buttenshaw   Date Posted: 18 June 2020

Once you have received your seeds, if you are not going to sow them all immediately then you need to think about how best to store them to maintain optimal viability.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd | Nat Buttenshaw   Date Posted: 11 June 2020

This super easy recipe produces a thick rich flavourful tomato relish perfect for use at your next barbeque.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 16 May 2020

This article covers a few edible plants, from herbs to veggies and floral garnishes, which require the least amount of maintenance and are reasonable to grow in zones most climates.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd | Nat Buttenshaw   Date Posted: 5 May 2020

You may think of flower pollination as quite a simple process, however the details are far more complex and there are a large and diverse range of pollinators responsible for successful plant pollination in your garden.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 5 May 2020

Millipedes are a beneficial part of a balanced garden ecosystem, helping turn dead plant matter into fertile soil. But unfortunately, if other food is scarce, they can start to feed on your plants too.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd | Nat Buttenshaw   Date Posted: 4 May 2020

This tropical flavoured jam recipe is a fantastic and easy way to preserve your fresh tomato and passionfruit harvest. It is great for those cold winter’s days served on warm freshly toasted bread. Jam makes a fantastic gift for friends family.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 2 May 2020

As many of you will already be aware, in the last few months we've experience an unprecedented demand for seeds and other gardening products. Throughout this period we've faced many logistical challenges including social distancing protocols and have...


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

In theory, growing plants from seed is simple. Unfortunately, there's plenty that can go wrong to spoil this happy sequence. This article explains how to avoid the most common seed-sowing problems to help ensure your success.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd | Nat Buttenshaw   Date Posted: 6 April 2020

Preserving your harvest for use over the winter months is great and easy way of having home grown produce available all year round. This is a great versatile recipe for making at end of summer when you have an abundance of leftover tomatoes and chillies.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 2 April 2020

April is a favourite time of year to spend outdoors for most gardeners. After the hot start to the year, the cooler temperatures make for a refreshing change. This article contains some useful tips to help you navigate the month.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 1 April 2020

Gardening is an enjoyable pastime that's worth pursuing just for its own sake. But it can also provide many health and wellbeing benefits. This article explains some of the most important improvements it can bring.


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

Around 400 species of native plants rely on regular bushfires as part of their germination cycle. If you want to grow these plants at home, you need to simulate the effects of bushfire smoke, and here's how to do it.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 20 March 2020

If you grow beans, peas, tomatoes or other legumes, you're likely to be visited by green vegetable bugs at some stage. What damage do these pests do, and how can you keep it to a minimum?