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Author: Jennifer Charlotte   Date Posted: 28 February 2018

Like all modern vegetables, the carrot is ultimately descended from a wild ancestor, which may not resemble today's version very much at all. Although carrots are of course classed as root vegetables, their modern appearance tends to disguise this truth.


Author: John Mauger   Date Posted: 20 April 2017

A seed contains the blueprint or instructions to produce a new plant. Traditionally all seeds were open-pollinated. That is; the pollen from the anther entered the stigma and traveled to the ovary. Fertilisation occurred and seeds were formed...


Author: Jennifer Charlotte   Date Posted: 1 March 2017

At first the prospect of starting an organic garden can seem daunting to the novice gardener but once you have a basic understanding of standard terms and techniques, you'll quickly find that going green in your garden is simple, healthy, and fun.

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Author: Lauren Eshman   Date Posted: 21 November 2016

There are 3 main things that throw people off gardening: money, time and space. However there are ways to remedy all of these and be eating food from your patio in no time. This article shares some great tips to get you started!

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Author: Lauren Eshman   Date Posted: 27 August 2016

Gardening as a hobby and renting a home don’t always go well together. Vast sunny yards often go to waste with the tenant unable to dig it up and plant a plot. However, all is not lost! Container gardens are the perfect solution!

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Author: Lauren Eshman   Date Posted: 23 June 2016

Before you think - “There’s no way I can garden!” I’m here to tell you that if I can do it, you totally can too! Here are 5 of my key learning's to help you get started.


Author: Gregg Jacobson   Date Posted: 17 June 2016

This article provides some great ideas on how you can re-purpose some common household items and put them to work in your garden. Great for the environment and great for your wallet!


Author: Shelana Hocking   Date Posted: 23 May 2016

Shelana takes us for a walk through her garden in Central Victoria, highlighting some of it's challenges and sharing a few tips along the way.

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Author: John Mauger   Date Posted: 7 April 2016

As gardeners, what we really want is to be able to pick or use something we have grown every day of the year! Below are some tips to help you continue to harvest and use your produce through the cooler months.


Author: John Mauger   Date Posted: 24 March 2016

Tips, ideas and suggestions on how to use particular areas of your garden to the best advantage.


Author: Adam Boddy   Date Posted: 3 May 2013

The truth is that there is a fair amount of debate over what the term heirloom in relation to seed actually means. This article clarifies and discusses some key points.

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

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