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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

Tips for growing tomatoes

February 29, 2012 Filed under In the Garden

If you grow tomatoes, you need to remove the laterals which are leafy branches which form between the main stem and another branch. This is to make sure the plant puts its energy into flowering and fruiting rather than a whole lot of leafy growth. Read more

Making compost

April 13, 2010 Filed under In the Garden

Compost is made from a collection of organic material that breaks down into rich earthy fertiliser that your garden plants will love. Read more

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