Malabar Spinach Research Project

A great spinach to grow in summer as an alternative to English spinach, which can struggle in the heat, is Malabar spinach, also known as Ceylon…

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Zucchini

Zucchini is an ideal plant for the beginner vegetable gardener because it is quick and easy to grow. Zucchini or courgette (Cucurbita pepo) is…

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Early Blight of Tomatoes

Hi, my name is: Early Blight of Tomatoes Describe yourself: I'm a saucy little fungal disease with a real thing for the leaves of tomato plants!…

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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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The Pros and Cons of Hydroponic Growing

Hydroponic farming is one of the biggest trends in home gardening. But where this growing method is really making waves is in industrial agriculture.…

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Codling Moth

If you want to protect your apple or pear trees prepare for this pest! He introduces himself here: Hi, my name is: Codling Moth Describe yourself:…

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A School’s Sustainable Gardening Adventure

One way to teach children about sustainable gardening practices is by developing a community garden on school grounds. An example of this comes from…

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Backyard Food Forest Gardening using Ecological Principles

Backyard food forest gardening is based on ecological principles.  Have you ever wondered how forests develop, how they regenerate after destruction,…

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Sea Celery – an Indigenous Edible Plant

When we think about native foods, or bushfood we often miss the nuances of what each one means. Many (if not all) are inextricably linked to…

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From Farm to Renting in the ‘Burbs

Megan Ambrus, one of SGA's subscribers has written this inspiring account of her gardening experience.  Thank you, Megan! Growing up on a farm we…

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Overwintering Capsicum

One of SGA's staunch supporters and volunteers, Gianni Montalto, tells us his experience with growing capsicum. "Over the last few years I have…

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Gardening Trends 2018-2019

Like many activities we engage in, gardening is subject to fashion and trends.  So what are the current directions?  Do they have anything…

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Kale

Belonging to the family, Brassicaceae, kale has been rediscovered as a superfood. It is mostly rich in lutein, folate, vitamins A,C, E and K,…

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Davidson’s Plum

The Davidson’s plum has attractive foliage and brilliant coloured fruit.  It is one of the thousands of native edible plants, yet not many people…

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Crop Rotation

Crop rotation – despite what my non-gardening mates believe, is NOT the twisting of sunflowers to chase the sun (although, they do have a…

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