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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: 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: 9 October 2019

After mowing your lawn, you may see the resulting grass clipping as a nuisance to be disposed of. However, they are in fact a valuable resource that can be put to good use in your garden. This article explains how.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 30 September 2019

It's a popular and proven gardening technique to pick many flowers, fruit, and vegetables regularly, prolonging their season and increasing productivity. This article explains how this method works and describes the benefits it brings.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 27 September 2019

The fine art of the veggie gardener is to keep a steady supply of produce maturing throughout the season, avoiding both gluts and barren spells as much as possible. Succession planting is a vital part of doing this, as this article explains.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 25 July 2019

Occasionally, the amount of sunlight a vegetable receives can be deliberately reduced, to change the way it grows. This process is known as blanching, and it's used more often than you might think, as this article explains.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 11 July 2019

A sudden frost can lay waste to your garden. Unless your climate is reliably frost-free, it pays to be prepared so that you can avoid the worst of the damage. This article explains why frost is dangerous for your plants, & what you can do to protect them.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 17 May 2019

A technique known as deadheading can give your flowers a second lease of life, extending the blooming season and keeping your garden looking neater for longer. This article explains how it's done.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 26 April 2019

It's rare for a garden to bask in full sun all day long, thanks to shadows cast by trees, walls, or buildings. But that doesn't mean you can't grow anything edible. With a little planning, you can still enjoy useful veggie produce even in the shade.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 4 January 2019

Mulching is a simple technique which provides excellent benefits for your garden. It creates better growing conditions for your plants, suppresses weeds and pests, and can even transform a poor soil texture.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 30 May 2018

Crop rotation is all about keeping your soil as naturally fertile as possible, as well as reducing the problems of pests and disease. This article explains the benefits and offers a beginner's guide to getting started.


Author: Bill   Date Posted: 28 September 2017

Raised garden beds have become extremely popular in recent years, and many gardeners are moving in this direction. There are many upsides to raised garden beds, but there are also some downsides that should be considered before making your final decision.


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How to Make Mustard Condiment from Seeds

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Worms, Vinegar, and Baking Soda: Testing Your Garden Soil the Old-Fashioned Way

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