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14 Feb Posted by in Exhibitors, Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Figs: A Little Mediterranean in your own Backyard

Figs: A Little Mediterranean in your own Backyard

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, […]

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13 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Seed Saving 2.0

Seed Saving 2.0

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

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13 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi

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 […]

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12 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Floating Row Cover

Floating Row Cover

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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12 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Deer Proof Your Garden

Deer Proof Your Garden

Deer. While it may appear that they invade and raid our gardens, we have to remember that it is our own cities that have expanded and forced them out of their habitat in search of food. The good news is, you can get creative with what you plant to deter deer damage or destruction And, […]

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