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: 16 May 2020

This article covers a few edible plants, from herbs to veggies and floral garnishes, which require the least amount of maintenance and are reasonable to grow in zones most climates.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd | Nat Buttenshaw   Date Posted: 5 May 2020

You may think of flower pollination as quite a simple process, however the details are far more complex and there are a large and diverse range of pollinators responsible for successful plant pollination in your garden.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 5 May 2020

Millipedes are a beneficial part of a balanced garden ecosystem, helping turn dead plant matter into fertile soil. But unfortunately, if other food is scarce, they can start to feed on your plants too.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd | Nat Buttenshaw   Date Posted: 4 May 2020

This tropical flavoured jam recipe is a fantastic and easy way to preserve your fresh tomato and passionfruit harvest. It is great for those cold winter’s days served on warm freshly toasted bread. Jam makes a fantastic gift for friends family.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 2 May 2020

As many of you will already be aware, in the last few months we've experience an unprecedented demand for seeds and other gardening products. Throughout this period we've faced many logistical challenges including social distancing protocols and have...


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 30 April 2020

In theory, growing plants from seed is simple. Unfortunately, there's plenty that can go wrong to spoil this happy sequence. This article explains how to avoid the most common seed-sowing problems to help ensure your success.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd | Nat Buttenshaw   Date Posted: 6 April 2020

Preserving your harvest for use over the winter months is great and easy way of having home grown produce available all year round. This is a great versatile recipe for making at end of summer when you have an abundance of leftover tomatoes and chillies.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 2 April 2020

April is a favourite time of year to spend outdoors for most gardeners. After the hot start to the year, the cooler temperatures make for a refreshing change. This article contains some useful tips to help you navigate the month.


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

Gardening is an enjoyable pastime that's worth pursuing just for its own sake. But it can also provide many health and wellbeing benefits. This article explains some of the most important improvements it can bring.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 26 March 2020

Around 400 species of native plants rely on regular bushfires as part of their germination cycle. If you want to grow these plants at home, you need to simulate the effects of bushfire smoke, and here's how to do it.


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

If you grow beans, peas, tomatoes or other legumes, you're likely to be visited by green vegetable bugs at some stage. What damage do these pests do, and how can you keep it to a minimum?


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd | Nat Buttenshaw   Date Posted: 13 March 2020

Homemade popcorn makes a great healthy wholegrain snack food and it’s a fun thing to make with kids, especially when made from home grown cobs. This article details 2 methods to make popcorn from your own home-grown corn.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd | Nat Buttenshaw   Date Posted: 28 February 2020

Though they are known by many names the ladybird, ladybug or lady beetle they are part of the larger beetle population belonging to the family coccinellidae. Found throughout most of the world there are around 500 species in Australia alone.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 24 February 2020

Sensory gardens are designed to stimulate all the senses, rather than focusing mainly on appearances. How can you combine engaging elements of sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste into one garden? This article gives some practical ideas.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 15 February 2020

Plants rely on a wide range of nutrients for health. How can you tell if your soil isn't providing everything they need? Here's how to spot the most common nutrient deficiencies in home gardens.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 31 January 2020

If your tomatoes & other fruits seem to be spoiling from the base upward as they grow, the chances are they're suffering from a condition known as blossom end rot. Thankfully, despite its appearance, it's a problem that's relatively easy to cure.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 15 January 2020

Effective use of fertiliser is an essential technique for getting the most out of your garden and its plants. However, there's much more to it than opening a bottle of plant feed and spreading the contents liberally over the soil.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 22 December 2019

Scale are common garden pests which can badly stunt a plant's growth, ruin its appearance, or even kill it off altogether. This article explains how to recognise scale, what kinds of damage they do, and how to keep their numbers under control.


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

Not every gardener is blessed with a large plot of land to work their creative magic upon. However, a small garden needn’t limit your ambitions – you just need to put a little more thought and planning into your horticultural efforts.


Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd   Date Posted: 16 December 2019

There's an almost infinite variety of flower shapes, sizes, & colours out there to grow, & distinguishing between them can be confusing. This article outlines terms used to describe flower types, helping you to know what to expect from every seed you sow.