January In Your Patch

January is here! Wondering what to do in the garden? What vegetables and herbs should you plant? It's the start of the New Year and whether it's time…

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Regenerative Gardening = Sustainable Gardening

Some people say that the place to be in gardening is no longer just in sustainability - it’s being regenerative. But isn't that where SGA been all…

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What makes my garden sustainable?

The vegetable garden is a flop, the drought tolerant plants turned up toes as soon as the summer rain came so I planted plants that like water, and…

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Extending Sustainability to Your Workplace

If you are an SGA reader your garden is probably quite sustainable, but what about your workplace? Whether you work in a large corporate…

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December In Your Patch

Life really start ramping up festive wise at this time of year, and things are certainly starting to bear fruit in your patch, its December!…

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Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes, Ipomoea batatas. are often under-appreciated in the sustainable garden because of their vigorous vines, yet this misunderstood…

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Garden like a Natural Farmer

Who is the best person to advise how to grow food naturally? A Natural Farmer of course! They grow food for a living and if they get it wrong they…

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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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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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Good Flies

Not all flies are bad!  We are used to being concerned when we see a blowfly, thinking it carries disease, or being annoyed by those pesky common…

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Wildlife in a Tangle

An Australia-first law about fruit tree netting is proposed to protect wildlife.  See…

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Artificial Tree Hollows for Animal Habitat

There are many benefits in keeping dead trees.  However, in the modern age, trees are usually viewed in terms of amenity and safety, with unsafe…

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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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Will SGA be lost to the North East Link (NEL) Freeway Land Grab?

Do you the want the SGA office to be engulfed by a road? Our office has been designated within the construction zone for this big freeway. We are…

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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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Non-invasive Alternatives to Weedy Plant Species

Weeds (invasive plant species) reduce biodiversity as well as having other have significant impacts such as loss of habitat, increased fire risk and…

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