A very photo-heavy tour of the permaculture garden that was recently opened at Mt Terry Public School in Albion Park.
Why would you bother to grow your own pumpkins when they’re so cheap from the supermarket?
A guest post from Monique Dare-Ward, giving a roundup of some of her favourite herbs that we can all grow in the backyard.
We have a real problem here with wild birds eating our seedlings. They love broccoli, lettuce, beans, beetroot, silverbeet, corn – they even pulled out some of our onions and garlic! Don’t get me wrong, I love the birds – satin bowerbirds and purple swamphens are the main offenders – I just wish they’d leave our … [Read more…]
What a great turnout we had at yesterday’s Jamberoo Community Growers meeting! Don Cairns, former resident of Kiama and Kangaroo Valley and now living in Nowra, gave an excellent talk about growing food through the season. Don has been gardening for many years, and understands our climate and weather patterns very well. His tips and … [Read more…]
According to the information I found in various places on the net, the first quarter moon is the quarter for strong leaf growth. According to [Aussie Organic Gardening](http://aussieorganicgardening.com/blog/?p=197), during the leadup to the December full moon in the Illawarra region (a temperate climate): >Before the Full Moon, cabbage, lettuce, silver beet, dill, and sunflower can … [Read more…]
Lunar planting, or lunar gardening, does not involve nude gardening at night by the light of the moon! It is all about timing your gardening activities to coincide with certain phases of the moon. [Here’s an example](http://aussieorganicgardening.com/blog/?p=198) of how much difference some people claim lunar planting can make to your gardening success. I’ve read various … [Read more…]
Yesterday we had our [Sydney Water “Love Your Garden”](http://www.sydneywater.com.au/SavingWater/InYourGarden/LoveYourGarden/) session. For $33, a qualified horticulturalist comes and inspects your garden and gives you advice on its watering needs. Our horticulturalist (let’s call her Linda) arrived bang on time. She was very friendly and knowledgeable, and understood right away where we were coming from. I explained … [Read more…]