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: 21 January 2019
Many gardeners swear by soaking seeds, saying it improves germination rates and speed significantly. But is soaking actually useful in most cases? This article explains the theory behind the process, and describes when it can make a worthwhile difference.
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: 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: 27 December 2018
Using empty toilet rolls as pots is a thrifty and eco-friendly method that gives seeds a great start in life. This article explains the benefits and gives a step-by-step guide on how to get started.
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 21 December 2018
Cucurbits such as zucchini, pumpkin, and other squashes are all vulnerable to a powdery mildew infection which can limit productivity. Here's how to reduce the chances of an infection, and deal with the problem if it crops up.
Author: Jennifer Charlotte Date Posted: 14 December 2018
Making your own eco-friendly pots using old newspaper is quick, thrifty, and easy. This article details the method.
Author: Jennifer Charlotte Date Posted: 30 November 2018
Is pruning tomato plants really necessary? Pruning certainly has its benefits, but also its fair share of drawbacks. This article sets out what you need to know to make your decision.
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 27 November 2018
Modern diets are often overloaded on starchy carbohydrates. However, cutting down on carbs doesn't need to mean missing out on your favourite pasta & noodle dishes. This article explains how to turn your zucchinis into a healthy, tasty noodle replacement.
Author: Jennifer Charlotte Date Posted: 21 November 2018
The quality of fresh, home-grown basil is a class above anything you can buy in a store, and it's not hard to grow it yourself. This article describes why basil is such a special herb, and gives advice on how to both grow it and use it in the kitchen.
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: Jennifer Charlotte Date Posted: 31 October 2018
Gardening is a fun and healthy activity for kids however the benefits go far beyond that- an early interest in gardening teaches many life lessons. This article explains what they are and describes the best ways to start your child's gardening journey.
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 26 October 2018
Experienced gardeners know the value of compost for improving soil. But this doesn't need to mean maintaining a compost heap. In-ground composting offers the benefits of a heap with few of the disadvantages. This article explains how to do it successfully
Author: Jennifer Charlotte Date Posted: 23 October 2018
Catnip will always be associated with the effect it has on cats. However, it's more versatile than most gardeners realise. This article explains what catnip is & how it works its cat magic, along with describing the role it can play in a kitchen garden.
Author: Jennifer Charlotte Date Posted: 5 October 2018
It may be great fun to experiment with growing unusual crop varieties, but if your harvest is a disappointment it can quickly make gardening a chore rather than a pleasure. This article describes ten productive plants all veggie growers should consider.
Author: Jennifer Charlotte Date Posted: 28 September 2018
Annual, biennial, and perennial. These terms describe the life cycle of the plant, and it's important to understand the differences between them when planning your garden. This article explains what you need to know.
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 24 September 2018
Not all veggies need hand-holding and constant encouragement. This article explains how to use low-maintenance plant varieties and techniques to fit vegetable growing into a busy schedule.
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 11 September 2018
A veggie patch isn't complete without a row or two of carrots. However, many gardeners give them a try and are disappointed by a harvest of twisted bitter roots. But there's no need to be discouraged. With a little care, carrots are simple to grow.
Author: Bob Drummond Date Posted: 5 September 2018
Even if you choose not to maintain a compost pile, you can utilise some common kitchen waste that does not require composting before use. Rather than waste them by throwing away all of their precious nutrients, add them to your garden.
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 29 August 2018
Slugs and snails are the bane of many a gardener's life. There are few things more frustrating than finding a row of seedlings demolished within just a few hours. Beer traps are a safe and economical way to help keep them in check.
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 20 August 2018
Self-seeding flowers are a great way to blur the lines between a carefully cultivated garden and a wild natural look. They're easy to grow but also provide colour throughout the season. This article describes the advantages of growing self-seeding plants.