Blog

Our blog features a variety of gardening and growing tips on topics such as soil biology, wicking bed construction, composting, grafting, pruning, water-saving and irrigation. Plus we regularly post recipes to help you make the most of the ‘seasonal glut’ and tips on how to live in a more sustainable way.
July garlic hint

July garlic hint

July is an easy month! All you need to do is keep your garlic weed free, netted to prevent cockatoo strike and watered if there is insufficient rain. If you did not enrich your soil prior to planting, give each row a side dressing of blood and bone but if you did,...

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FOGO Waste Collection in Banyule

FOGO Waste Collection in Banyule

The kerbside green waste revolution coming soon A new waste management system is coming our way soon, with the start of the Food Organic and Garden Organic (FOGO) waste collection in the City of Banyule. From 4 July, food and garden waste will be collected every week....

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Queensland Fruit Fly blog #8

Queensland Fruit Fly blog #8

Now is the perfect time to put out Wild May to attract overwintering male QFF. Place fresh Wild May liquid in QFF containers and position on the east side of the tree, 1.2-2m high within the canopy. Lemon trees are ideal places to hang the containers as males collect...

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Growing perfect peas

Growing perfect peas

Top tips for growing peas water pea seed at planting and not again until they shoot plant in slightly alkaline soil (pH 7-7.5) support climbing peas with a trellis or frame With a little care, peas are very easy to grow. Autumn, winter and spring are ideal planting...

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The Swift Parrots are back!

The Swift Parrots are back!

The Swift Parrots (Lathamus discolor) have returned to mainland Australia. Research published in December 2020 suggests there may only be several hundred Swift Parrots left, meaning they are on the very brink of extinction. Logging and habitat destruction are the most...

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Sustainable Housing

Sustainable Housing

Looking around at new houses being built in Macleod, there are multiple examples of houses that could be far more sustainable if they followed some simple principles of environmental design. Older houses in the area also suffer from not following some basic principles...

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Recycling Footwear

Recycling Footwear

It's the start of the sports season and you realise that your budding footballer or netball star has outgrown their shoes. How will you dispose of them? A few enterprises are now focusing on upcycling or recycling sports footwear and equipment or making recyclable...

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