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.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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
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
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.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Codling Moth infestations were really bad in Tasmania last summer. This post explains the Codling Moth’s life cycle and a range of pest control measures that can be put in place to make the coming fruit season much more successful.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
A few months ago someone asked me in an email ‘I have recently moved to a new property and want to put in a little vegie garden. Where do I start?‘ This blog post describes what I would do if I had the opportunity to start a small food garden from scratch.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Many food gardeners have strong opinions about mulching and garden writers report heated discussions on the subject. Not here. This blog post will hopefully be an interesting but uncontroversial read. It might even change the way you use mulch in your food garden.