Monday, February 12, 2018

Sharing our Hothouse Skills no.2

Our group had a second session for people interested in hothouses.  We looked at the host’s hothouse, and everyone had the opportunity to ask hothouse-related questions or discuss successes and failures in their hothouse. This blog post focuses on three topics that were discussed and that might be of interest.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

What is Deep Hay Mulching?

What is deep-hay mulching, and what might be the benefits for food gardens? One of our members spoke highly of the method a few years ago. Then another member took it on in the hope that it would improve her food garden. Always keen to learn, I found out more.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Food Garden Calendar

This is a brave attempt to list in short dot points what you could do in your food garden and when it might be the best month to do it.

They may help beginning food gardeners and also assist those who are not used to Tasmania’s unique weather.  Experienced gardeners might like to use these dot points as memory joggers.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Making Your Own Seed Tapes

Thinning seedlings out in the garden is one of my least favourite garden jobs, so when Food Garden Group member Margie M commented that she now no longer may have to thin seedlings, I was immediately interested. In this blog post Margie explains her method.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Propagating in the Food Garden

At a recent food garden visit two Food Garden Group members explained and demonstrated the basics of propagation.  This blog post is a summary of what was discussed, with more info added when we put together the blog post.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sharing our Hothouse Skills no.1

Recently Food Garden Group members who have a hothouse or want to get one met and shared their hothouse knowledge and skills.  This was the first time we specifically talked about hothouses and we all learnt a lot.  This blog post is an overview of what was discussed, with the aim to help others to make the most out of their hothouse.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A wildlife-proof garden

Mandy lives on the edge of a country town in an area with lots of bush, paddocks, wallabies, possums, birds of prey and other wildlife. This blog post describes the netted enclosure and garden Mandy created. It might inspire people who live in similar environments because it demonstrates that fruit, vegetables, ornamentals and chooks can all be safe in areas where there is plenty of wildlife.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Controlling curly leaf

Curly leaf can have a devastating impact on stone fruit trees in spring. This blog post discusses methods for preventing curly leaf, looks at what to do once you have it, and discusses organic ways of dealing with this garden pest.