Monday, July 30, 2018

Controlling Pear and Cherry Slugs

Last season during food garden visits I saw many fruit trees devastated by Pear and Cherry Slugs. Ideally action against this pest begins in winter and if continued during the season can result in complete removal of the pest, and a return to healthy leaves and good crops.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Preserving Your Harvest

Food Garden Group member Margie M shared her extensive knowledge of preserving in a workshop for those with limited or no preserving experience.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sharing our Hothouse Skills no.2

A meeting of members interested in hothouses last winter was followed by a second session on the subject in the middle of summer. 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.