Vegetables

Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 29 June 2018

Radishes can be taken from seed packet to plate in as little as four weeks, and they're far more versatile in the kitchen than they're usually given credit for. Lending their peppery bite to salads, soups, and stews radishes are an essential spicy root.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 6 June 2018

Pumpkins are an impressive crop, bringing colour & drama throughout summer and autumn. But if you want your gourds to be real talking point, size matters. The lessons learned by competitive pumpkin growers can give your fruits a healthy boost in stature.


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.


Author: Jennifer Charlotte   Date Posted: 27 November 2017

Mistakes are part of gardening, but learning about the possible snags can save you a lot of trouble. Here's a look at 12 common gardening mistakes, and how to avoid them.


Author: Jennifer Charlotte   Date Posted: 3 November 2017

Tomatoes are generally easy to grow but are prone to a number of pests and diseases. The following seven tips about how to grow tomatoes from seeds can help you grow healthy plants loaded with beautiful, luscious tomatoes.


Author: Bill   Date Posted: 21 September 2017

When you first decide you want to grow your own vegetables, the choice of crops on offer is almost overwhelming. Here are five reasons why radishes should be one of the vegetables to make it to your veggie garden shortlist!


Author: Gregg Jacobson   Date Posted: 4 June 2017

I decided to train the cucumbers up a trellis in order to make space for other vegetables and perhaps to avoid some of the fungus diseases, which are prevalent in a warm, moist climate. Off the ground the vines have good air circulation and little...


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.


Author: Bill   Date Posted: 11 January 2017

Pumpkin, Gourd and Winter Squash are all popular vegetables to grow in the home garden but how and when is the best time to harvest them? This article describes how to harvest and store pumpkins for best flavor and longest storage life.


Author: Gregg Jacobson   Date Posted: 27 August 2016

Sweet Corn is one of the easiest crops to grow given the right conditions. This article details how to plant, grow, harvest and store your sweet corn.


Author: Sarah Rasdall   Date Posted: 15 January 2016

If you find that your Cucurbits are not setting fruit and the flowers are simply falling off , you might have a pollination problem. There’s an easy solution: hand pollination.

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Chillis and capsicums are close relatives of tomatoes. They tend to be a bit tougher so its easier growing them at home. There are literally thousands of capsicum varieties to choose from - small, large, sweet, hot and everything in between...

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This article covers everything you need to know to grow tomatoes from seed: varieties, sowing your seeds, planting out, cultivation, pests & diseases, pruning and harvest.

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Lettuce is a must-have for the vegetable garden as it adds bulk and texture to salads and salad sandwiches.There are amazing varieties that are red, green, speckled or frilly, just the thing to make a spectacular salad to impress your friends and family.

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Carrots need a deeply cultivated soil to grow to their best, dig down as far as your spade will allow as you turn over the soil. The seeds also need some sunlight to germinate so don’t sow them deeply...

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