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: 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.


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

The plant Cichorium intybus can be grown for its edible root or its bitter chicory leaves, but it's perhaps most common in the form of pale witloof hearts. Achieving tender witloof requires a specific growing process.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 11 September 2020

Reliable seed germination is only the first step toward a healthy plant, but it's a vital one. Using a soil thermometer takes a lot of the guesswork out of sowing seeds, and this article explains how to do it.


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

It is the first day of spring and with gardens waking up from their winter dormancy and the scent of fresh blossom in the air, it is a fantastic time to get outside and into your garden.


Author: The Seed Collection | Nat Buttenshaw   Date Posted: 29 August 2020

This recipe makes a great healthy and hearty meal using fresh home-grown veggies!


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

If you grow plants from seed, you'll know the importance of reliable germination for producing healthy plants. Using a mini greenhouse can give your seeds the best possible start, as this article explains.


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

Beetroot is far more versatile than its typical appearance atop a burger suggests. It's quick and easy to grow, and almost the entire plant is deliciously edible. Here's what you need to know to grow and use this often-underrated vegetable.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 10 August 2020

Homegrown peas can be the star of a veggie patch, with an unmatched sweetness you'll never find in store-bought specimens. This article describes how to grow this kitchen staple, so you can enjoy peas as they're truly meant to taste.


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

The last month of winter is finally here and most gardeners are optimistically looking forward to the arrival of spring and the warmer weather ahead. If you haven't already started planning your spring veggie and flower beds...


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?