January In Your Patch

Wondering what to do in January in your patch? What vegetables and herbs should you plant? It's the start of the New Year and whether it's time for a…

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Christmas Beetles

Most of us would be familiar with the brightly coloured, glossy and sometimes iridescent Christmas beetles. We often see them dazed and confused,…

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Soil as a Carbon Store

Rather than regarding soil as just a medium for growing plants, we should also be viewing soil as a carbon store.  This means that it is an important…

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Controlling Mosquitoes Sustainably

Controlling mosquitoes sustainably in gardens is a challenge now that many parts of eastern Australia are experiencing such high rainfall.…

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Harvesting and storing garlic

Garlic bulbs are ready to harvest in late spring or summer, from seven to eight months after they are planted. The outward signs are the green…

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December In Your Patch

Life really starts ramping up festive wise at this time of year, so it is important to know some December gardening tips! Hopefully you’ve already…

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Water Smart Gardening 101 Video

Sustainable Gardening 101 Video Series PART 4: Water Smart Gardening As the climate changes we need to take extra care to design water smart gardens.…

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Low Impact Pest Management 101 Video

Sustainable Gardening 101 Video Series PART 3: Low Impact Pest Management Gardens are the natural habitat for all types of insects – the good, the…

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Soil Farming 101 Video

Sustainable Gardening 101 Video Series PART 2: Soil Farming What’s the secret to success in the garden? It is all about the soil! We need to…

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Composting and Worm Farming 101 Video

Sustainable Gardening 101 Video Series PART 1: Composting and Worm Farming Sustainable gardens need compost! And plenty of it! Composting your…

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November In Your Patch

We’re always being told to eat more fruit and veggies and get more exercise with this diet or that exercise program. If the thought of donning the…

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Sweet Corn

Zea mays Is there anything sweeter than home grown corn? Corn on the cob, done on the barbie is a stunner, and adds some real height and interest to…

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What to do for Flooded Gardens

What to do for flooded gardens is, unfortunately, a question more people need to ask.  It seems that our climate is making extreme rainfall and…

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Warrigal Greens

Warrigal greens Tetragonia tetragonioides are an edible Australian native groundcover. This bushfood is a member of the family Aizoaceae and is…

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All About Weeds

Let’s find out more about why we call some plants weeds and why they are not all really bad.  So that we can think usefully about removing unwanted…

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