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Your garden loves coffee too

June 30, 2014 | Filed under Tip of the Day, Growing vegetables

You love your morning coffee to get you started on your day.  But what do you do with your coffee grounds?  Flush them down the sink or the toilet?  uh-uh – not a good idea unless you want big plumber’s bills for unclogging your drains. Tip them into your rubbish to go to the landfill?  Maybe but a bit of a waste of good used coffee grounds?

Why would you waste such good garden food when your plants will love you for feeding them your left over coffee.  Now how good it that – yo get to enjoy your morning coffee fix – and your garden grows better with the leftover coffee grounds.

Check out twelve ways of using coffee in your garden.

If you;re not a coffee drinker but you’re happy to see your garden grow better go to your local cafe/barista/coffee cart and ask for the bag of coffee grounds that they often have waiting – for someone just like you



Spring vegetable planting

October 12, 2012 | Filed under Growing vegetables

Sunday was warm and sunny so it was time to get out in the garden and clean up the raised beds ready for spring planting of lettuces, brassicas (cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage) and later this month when the cold nights have hopefully gone – tomatoes, zucchini, capsicums and aubergines. …Read more

Spring greens

September 30, 2012 | Filed under Growing vegetables

Those heavy frosts earlier this month are a distant memory (I hope) and this morning’s balmy weather seemed the perfect time to plant out my lettuce seedlings. …Read more

Moon Calendar (Robert Guyton)

March 14, 2012 | Filed under Growing vegetables

No planting until Sunday March 11th, then plant root crops through ‘til Tuesday March 13th.

Yates seed of the month is Yates Radish Gentle Giant; big without being bitter and dry. So try some of these in a couple of rows in the garden or sprinkled over potting mix in a pot. They will be ready to eat in six to eight weeks.

Contributed by Ann Davis from Annie’s Gardens

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