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Home-growing & Kathryn@ANUs Survey

Hi Folks, There's been lots of interest in Kathryn's survey about home growing and urban agriculture for her research project with ANU: So here's a bit of a blurb about ...
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Plan-t to swap this autumn?

It's both time to harvest and time be thinking about what to plant next...and if like me you've decided to plant more or get a bit more organised so you ...
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Swap-happy

I got an email from Danielle at Canberra City Care (CCC) in Charnwood ACT today, with a great little story I'd like to share... The new Swap, Shop & Donate ...
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Getting started with seeds isn’t scary when you know how…

One of the nice things about now having a larger veg patch at home base, is that when people come and visit, we often end up walking and talking through ...
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Watering Part 2 – Give your soil the finger and watch those tomatoes…

After you've tried some rules of thumb, you can give your soil the finger...really. What I mean is the best way to know if your watering is working is to ...
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Watering Part 1 – Rules of Thumb

I was inspired to write this post after reading a magazine article which reminded me of the most important lesson with water - water to match your soil. Bill Bampton ...
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A Good Bug Mix

Everyone who has been growing anything in the garden is familiar with bugs. Aphids, cutworms, mealy bugs are just a few that thrive on our vegetables and flowers causing damage ...
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Winter cover for your garden

Hello green thumbs, It is the quieter part of the growing calendar and I am getting through my winter jobs list, which is very satisfying. Taking advantage of the slower ...
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Autumn… just in time for winter!

Greetings veggie growers and food lovers, Some moons have passed since I last posted, and some big changes have taken place for us here on the South coast. Previously I ...
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Ode to the #upcycleveg patch – Part 2 Pallets and Ponderings

In Part 1, we visited Tiny’s Green shed and went home with a car full of things...and now to Part 2... Part 2 - Pallets and Ponderings. So hat on ...
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