Author: John Mauger Date Posted: 20 April 2017
A seed contains the blueprint or instructions to produce a new plant. Traditionally all seeds were open-pollinated. That is; the pollen from the anther entered the stigma and traveled to the ovary. Fertilisation occurred and seeds were formed...
Author: Jennifer Charlotte Date Posted: 31 March 2017
Sowing tiny seeds can be a daunting task and if not handled correctly can lead to disappointing results. This article discusses many of the challenges tiny seeds cause as well as many methods you can employ to ensure you get the best results possible.
Author: John Mauger Date Posted: 29 March 2017
Sprouts are a delicious and nutritious addition to many meals including salads, sandwiches, stews and stir fires. This article shows you a quick and easy method for growing sprouts at home using common household materials.
Author: Jennifer Charlotte Date Posted: 1 March 2017
At first the prospect of starting an organic garden can seem daunting to the novice gardener but once you have a basic understanding of standard terms and techniques, you'll quickly find that going green in your garden is simple, healthy, and fun.
Author: Bill Date Posted: 24 February 2017
Slugs and snails will be part of a healthy ecosystem in many gardens and having some will usually be a fact of life. That said, you will have to control populations if they are too large. Snails can cause a lot of damage especially to young seedlings.
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: Jennifer Charlotte Date Posted: 30 January 2017
Diversity is a great thing, which we can use to our advantage in our gardens to make it far easier to grow crops organically. Companion planting is the constructive combination of different plants to create benefits for one, the other, or both.
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: Jennifer Charlotte Date Posted: 29 November 2016
Watering is an essential part of every gardeners routine and although it is mostly self explanatory there are a few principals you should understand and keep in mind to ensure your garden is the best it can be.
Author: Lauren Eshman Date Posted: 21 November 2016
There are 3 main things that throw people off gardening: money, time and space. However there are ways to remedy all of these and be eating food from your patio in no time. This article shares some great tips to get you started!
Author: John Mauger Date Posted: 28 August 2016
Making seed tapes is easy and fun. It a great way to ensure an even sowing and is a good indoor activity for kids. This method is easiest for larger, easy to handle seeds such as beetroot but can also be used for smaller seeds such as carrots.
Author: Lauren Eshman Date Posted: 27 August 2016
Gardening as a hobby and renting a home don’t always go well together. Vast sunny yards often go to waste with the tenant unable to dig it up and plant a plot. However, all is not lost! Container gardens are the perfect solution!
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: Lauren Eshman Date Posted: 23 June 2016
Before you think - “There’s no way I can garden!” I’m here to tell you that if I can do it, you totally can too! Here are 5 of my key learning's to help you get started.
Author: Gregg Jacobson Date Posted: 17 June 2016
This article provides some great ideas on how you can re-purpose some common household items and put them to work in your garden. Great for the environment and great for your wallet!
Author: Gillian Vance Date Posted: 2 June 2016
This article discusses some of the reasons why you might considering using wicking boxes in your garden as well as step by step instructions on how it make your own wicking boxes at home.
Author: Shelana Hocking Date Posted: 23 May 2016
Shelana takes us for a walk through her garden in Central Victoria, highlighting some of it's challenges and sharing a few tips along the way.
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: Gillian Vance Date Posted: 9 May 2016
If you don't have much space in your backyard you might consider looking at smaller, contained systems of converting your waste into beneficial compost. After all the produce coming out of your garden can only be as good as the soil it feeds on.
Author: Susie Hunt Date Posted: 4 May 2016
Lemons are undoubtedly mother nature’s most useful fruit. When life gives you lemons, I say make lemonade, make marmalade, lemon poppyseed cake & most of all, make an extra big batch of Lemon Curd!