What to plant in August in Melbourne

What to plant in August in Melbourne

What seeds to plant in August in Melbourne and how to plant them Tips by Robin Gale-Baker. In punnets* Lettuce, tomato, pumpkin, squash, sweet corn, onion, leek, silverbeet, spinach. In punnets if you have a heat mat Capsicum, chilli and eggplant (capsicum germinate...
Members growing spring seedlings at home

Members growing spring seedlings at home

Sustainable Macleod is keen to continue to supply the community garden, members and the public with its much revered spring seedlings. Because the community garden is closed, members have taken on the task of raising seedlings from home. Robin’s potting shed and...
Having fun with fungi

Having fun with fungi

It’s estimated there are potentially 250,000 fungi species in Australia, but only 10,000 or so have been described. Fungi are crucial to our ecosystems. They provide food for wildlife, plants rely on them through symbiotic relationships and they are...
Are bicycles the new black?

Are bicycles the new black?

The current pandemic has made riding bicycles much more popular. What if that popularity extended beyond the lockdowns and became a preferred mode of transport? Ibbott Ward Councillor, Tom Melican, agreed to talk bicycles. As many of you will already know, Tom is a...