Posts Tagged:gardening

Autumn the Ideal time for Planting Broccoli!

  Broccoli would have to be one of my favourite vegetables to grow, not only because it is tasty and nutritious, with many uses in the kitchen, but also because it is so productive. If it’s looked after properly you can keep harvesting from the same plant for months. For those of you in temperate…

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Successive Planting and How to Grow Snow Peas

I love gardening in autumn, the temperatures are lower and there is usually enough rain about so you don’t have to be constantly watering newly planted seedlings and seeds. It is my favourite time of the year in the vegetable garden, lots happening but not as frenetic as spring and not as demanding as summer.…

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How to make Beetroot Relish

  I like to grow beetroot all year round by planting around 20 seeds a month. Now this normally allows enough for everyday salads, roasting and juicing, but every so often I get a few that grow too big to be used in this way. What I like to do with them is turn them…

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How to Grow Organic Garlic

Growing Garlic Garlic is easy to grow and to my taste  home grown bulbs have a much superior flavour to shop bought bulbs. They do not have the acrid after taste present in aged bulbs and most processed product. Although Garlic does not take up much room it is in the ground for 10 to…

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The last of the summer vegetables

  The last of the summer vegetables It is not too late to put in a final crop of summer vegetables. So take some time this week to look at what has grown well for you over the last few months and been nice and productive. Think about which of these plants have you found…

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Garden Activities for Kids in Summer

  Welcome to Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability with Kids for 2014 This month, given there is still a little time before school resumes, I thought we might look at some sustainable activities to do with the kids outside. One of the easiest ways to be more sustainable and to reduce your carbon foot print…

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Things you need for your Productive Balcony

Hello Balcony Gardeners! So great to see you have followed us this far – we are now getting to the part of this series where YOU need to do some things! Now is the time where you need to start buying your supplies and getting ready to get your garden made up at home! So…

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What Plants Grow Best on a Balcony Garden?

The biggest issue that you will face in your productive balcony is making sure that you plant things that you know you are going to eat lots of, and producing enough of them to be helpful in your kitchen! My answer – vertical gardens. These will be ready made cedar privacy screens which will have…

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How do I start a balcony garden?

  My daughter and her partner have just purchased a unit in Western Sydney. Got the call a few days ago “I am putting you in charge of “Designing the balcony” Mum, we would like to be able to pick fresh salad greens and veg every day and then have some luxury foods like lemons…

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