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Author: Adam Boddy   Date Posted: 25 November 2012

I've never understood why but many people have never even tried growing anything from seed. They seem to think it's some highly skilled task that only a professional or experienced gardener can do. When in reality growing from seed is easy!

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Author: Rowan   Date Posted: 27 September 2012

With spring rains and warmth providing perfect conditions for eating and breeding, you need to get on top of snails now before they start laying their eggs. You don’t want the shock of coming out one morning and seeing all your little seedlings decimated!

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Author: Rowan   Date Posted: 21 September 2012

Spring is well and truly upon us, the days are starting to warm up, the trees and flowers are starting to wake up and put out new buds.... Spring is probably the most exciting time for us gardeners; there is simply so much choice...


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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Your soil is one of the keys to healthy plants and good growth, if it is not correct for the type of plant you just won’t get the results you are looking for. Soil is a living thing and needs to be looked after.

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