Category Archive for: WINTER

How to look after your Herb Garden

  Having a productive herb garden is such a joy and a great addition to any productive backyard. Being able to access fresh herbs at any time is a real privilege and once you get used to having ready access to a wide range of fresh herbs and enjoying the fabulous flavours they add to…

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Propagating Herbs from plant parts

By far the easiest and cheapest method of growing herbs is by propagating your own through vegetative propagation, or cuttings. Here are a few certain ways of increasing your herb collection on a budget. The plant parts required to propagate herbs can be obtained from friends and neighbours, community gardens or by buy a small…

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How to grow herbs from seed.

Herbs are one of the easiest of all productive plants to grow, but as with all plants there are various ways of establishing plants. Growing them from seed is a cheap and effective way of getting lots of herb plants. Most Herbs can be grown from seed, and in fact it is the best way…

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Controlling brown rot in peaches and nectarines organically.

Due to the excessive amount of rain and humidity last summer I lost all my stone fruit to Brown Rot. This is a fungus that literally causes the fruit to rot and turn brown, hence the name. It can affect the plant at various stages of growth, causing blossom to turn brown, wither and die…

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Hail to Summer – What to do when Hail hits the Garden.

Continuing on with how to prepare your garden for extreme weather events, the next few blogs will cover thunderstorms. Thunder storms usually bring lighting, heavy rain and/or hail and strong winds. This week has been a shocker for thunder storms in NSW and here in the meadow we have had hail of varying sizes just…

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HOW TO GROW ORGANIC ONIONS INFOGRAPHIC

Yes, yes we know we know, we have spoken about growing onions before. But we had a lot of feedback on our Facebook with people asking for something simpler. Something that really broke it down to the core tasks, that could be printed out and hung in the garden shed. Its important that you aim…

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How to Grow Asparagus

Asparagus crowns are in the nurseries and hardware shops at the moment, so it seems a good time to look at both the planting and maintenance of Asparagus. They are one of the easiest vegetables to grow and will produce year after year with very little maintenance. The most important thing to remember with asparagus…

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How to Grow Organic Onions

  It is the time of year to be thinking about getting ready to plant your onions. All onions need to be grown in full sun with well-drained, fertile soil and some added organic matter. They prefer a slightly acidic pH (6 to 6.5) and dislike competition from weeds, so either mulch or keep weed-free.…

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Using and Preserving your Apple Crop

    How I am using and preserving my apple crop this year As you would have seen recently from my Facebook post, we picked a great heap of apples this year. I have tried over the last couple of years to store as many as possible in the “beer” fridge (much to the disgust…

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SUCCESSIVE PLANTING INFOGRAPHIC

    Successive planting is an important part of making sure that your garden is growing all year round, and producing the food that you and your family need. Follow the purple circle weeks below and you will ensure that you are constantly in supply of fresh greens, herbs and vegetables all through the season.…

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