If you are interested in health and healing consider dedicating a section of your garden to medicinal herbs and plants. Making remedies using common healing plants from your own garden is an empowering experience. Here is one example: “Basil is a very good herb for treating itching. It is recommended to apply basil tea on […]
Figs in Victoria? It is possible, but the variety you choose is key to your success. Bob Duncan, of Fruit Trees and More, recommends ‘Desert King’. This variety is well suited to our ‘cool Mediterranean’ climate. Figs usually ripen by August and are equally delicious fresh or dried. Discover more about varieties, best growing conditions, […]
Seed saving on a large scale requires in-depth knowledge and practice, especially important for farmers and market gardeners. Expand your knowledge with a professional agrologist, seed saver and and organic farmer. Join Arzeena Hamir, Seed Saving 2.0, 2pm, Feb 15th at Seedy Saturday. Photo courtesy of: DbxsoulviaWikimediaCommons
Fungi are truly fantastic. They decompose organic matter, play a fundamental role in nutrient cycling and have long been used as a direct source of food, such as mushrooms and truffles, involved in the production of antibiotics… and, more recently, as biological pesticides to control weeds, plant diseases and insect pests. You can learn more […]
Covering up those veggies can be an indispensible tool for the food growing gardener… especially in the colder months. “Floating row cover is white, spun-poly cloth that looks like giant sheets of toilet paper… Row cover is great for excluding pests like flea beetles, carrot rust fly and cabbage moth, as well as for reducing transplant […]
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