Preserving

Author: The Seed Collection   Date Posted: 14 January 2019

Unfortunately Tomato harvests don’t last forever, but you can still enjoy the rewards of a tomato glut throughout the rest of the year. Preserving tomatoes is easy and fulfilling, and this article gives detailed instructions on the best ways to do it.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 14 November 2018

Many techniques can be used to preserve your herb harvest for year-round use, but the ice cube method is perhaps the quickest & easiest. This article explains what makes it such a useful technique, which herbs it suits best, & how to do it successfully.


Author: Bill B.   Date Posted: 31 January 2018

Drying chillies lets them be kept for months or even years, while also intensifying their heat and flavour as a welcome side effect. Here are three straightforward methods of doing this: air drying, oven drying, and using them to make chilli salt.


Author: Colleen Keenan   Date Posted: 17 May 2016

Harvesting your herbs and preserving them for winter cooking is a great way to liven up our casseroles and roasts with the reminder of summer.


Author: Gregg Jacobson   Date Posted: 5 April 2016

A guide on how bottle your own beetroot at home. It takes you through the entire process step by step in great detail. It is perfect for beginners who want to try bottling their own beetroot for the first time.

Comment (5)



Related blog posts:


7 Essential Perennial Herbs for Your Garden

Author: Jennifer Charlotte   Date Posted: 8 March 2018 

Growing your own herbs provides a happy meeting between two great pastimes of gardening and cooking. Starting a herb garden opens up a huge range of flavors beyond those you'll find on the supermarket shelves.

Read more


How to Grow a Bumper Crop of Chilli

Author: Jennifer Charlotte   Date Posted: 6 December 2017 

Growing your own chilli from seed can present a challenge to inexperienced gardeners. Here is a complete guide to producing your first bumper crop.

Read more


Tips for Growing the Hottest Chilli Peppers

Author: Bill   Date Posted: 7 February 2017 

There comes a time in many chilli enthusiasts' lives when they decide to grow their own peppers rather than rely on the varieties available in the stores. Often, this choice is accompanied by a desire to grow the hottest, most powerful chillies possible.

Read more


Recent blog posts:


Mustard: More than Just a Spicy Condiment

Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 19 April 2021 

If you're keen on mustard's tangy flavour, it's easy to grow a wide range of varieties in your garden. This article explains all you need to know, whether you're growing mustard for its tasty leaves or fiery seeds.

Read more


Garden Tips- April 2021

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

While your overall gardening activity might be slowing down as winter approaches, April is still an incredibly important month. The gardening hours you put in now will pay huge rewards over winter.

Read more


How to Sharpen Secateurs with a Tungsten Tool Sharpener

Date Posted: 31 March 2021 

Sharpening secateurs, shears, knives, scissors, and many other gardening tools is straightforward using a specialised sharpener tool. And unlike using many mechanical blade grinders, there's no need to disassemble the secateurs first. Here's what to do.

Read more


Kale: Much More Than a Superfood Cliche

Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 26 March 2021 

Kale is nutritious, versatile and easy to grow. What's more, homegrown offers vastly better taste and texture than the coarse, bitter leaves too often found in stores. This article gives a guide to growing, harvesting, and using kale to enjoy it.

Read more


Armyworms: Preventing and Controlling Their Damage

Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 18 March 2021 

Armyworms are a group of caterpillar species which can lay waste to a garden. Although they prefer to feed on grasses and grains, any leafy plant is at risk if there's a serious infestation. This article explains the damage these bugs can do.

Read more


View all blog posts