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October 12, 2021
The Look and the Feel

We’re all obsessed with making our gardens LOOK good, but the outcomes may be better if we spent more time thinking about how they FEEL. Interested in mastering the balance of a garden that looks great and feels fabulous to be in as well?  Come along to our one day masterclass on April […]

October 12, 2021
I Want my Book Back!

I missed the Sydney launch of my first book.  I had pneumonia, and I couldn’t lift my head off the pillow.  My pillow was in Woodend, Australia. But what I’m eternally grateful for is that Brodee Myers-Cooke – the then editor of the garden section of Better Homes and Gardens – organised for the launch […]

October 12, 2021
Saving Seeds Is Beneficial

You avoid spraying pesticides that are necessary for over-bred, highly-strung varieties of fruits and vegetables. Moreover, your efforts may become the start of a seed swap adventure with other gardeners (or in your local seed network), whether with neighbours, family and friends, in a community gardens or in a school. Having met farmers and gardeners […]

October 12, 2021
Why is a red tomato red?

Why is a red tomato red? And much more.Tomatoes are not just red, they can be almost white or green, maroon, indigo, purple, brown, yellow, orange and red (or combinations of these). Their colour is determined by a combination of skin colour and flesh colour. Skins can be yellow or colourless, while the flesh can […]

October 12, 2021
Make a vertical herb spiral

Fresh herbs are a great starting point if new to gardening, and growing them in a vertical herb spiral using pots is a fun way to do it. Fresh herbs are a great addition to any garden, especially as you don't need a lot of space to get started. In our August/September 2021 issue (OG […]

October 12, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Starting a Vegetable Garden

One hundred pounds of tomatoes from just 100 square feet. Twenty pounds of carrots from 24 square feet. Delicious vegetables from a 15-by-20-foot plot. Believe it or not, it's not impossible to grow your own vegetable garden with yields of this nature. All that's required is some patience and smart tactics to get the most out of your garden […]

Gardening

October 12, 2021
The Look and the Feel

We’re all obsessed with making our gardens LOOK good, but the outcomes may be better if we spent more time thinking about how they FEEL. Interested in mastering the balance of a garden that looks great and feels fabulous to be in as well?  Come along to our one day masterclass on April […]

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October 12, 2021
I Want my Book Back!

I missed the Sydney launch of my first book.  I had pneumonia, and I couldn’t lift my head off the pillow.  My pillow was in Woodend, Australia. But what I’m eternally grateful for is that Brodee Myers-Cooke – the then editor of the garden section of Better Homes and Gardens – organised for the launch […]

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October 12, 2021
Saving Seeds Is Beneficial

You avoid spraying pesticides that are necessary for over-bred, highly-strung varieties of fruits and vegetables. Moreover, your efforts may become the start of a seed swap adventure with other gardeners (or in your local seed network), whether with neighbours, family and friends, in a community gardens or in a school. Having met farmers and gardeners […]

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Tools and Equipment

October 12, 2021
The 8 Best Gardening Tools of 2021

from the Spruce Best Pruners: FELCO 2 One-Hand Pruning Shear at AmazonSlice through branches up to an inch thick without jamming or dulling the blade.READ REVIEW Best Garden Knife: Nisaku Hori-Hori Tomita Weeding Knife at AmazonDurable, 6 1/2-inch stainless steel blade that slices through the soil with ease.READ REVIEW Best Trowel: Wilcox All-Pro Heavy-Duty Digging Trowel at AmazonNearly […]

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Vegetable Gardening

October 12, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Starting a Vegetable Garden

One hundred pounds of tomatoes from just 100 square feet. Twenty pounds of carrots from 24 square feet. Delicious vegetables from a 15-by-20-foot plot. Believe it or not, it's not impossible to grow your own vegetable garden with yields of this nature. All that's required is some patience and smart tactics to get the most out of your garden […]

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October 7, 2021
12 Little-Known Tricks to Make This Year's Vegetable Garden a Success

Whether you're cultivating a small collection of potted herbs on your balcony or you're planning an epic victory garden, we've got tried and true tips from experts to make your efforts bear fruit. By Steph Coelho published on https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/12-little-known-tricks-to-make-this-year-s-vegetable-garden-a-success-54343 Gardening involves a lot of trial and error. It's a big undertaking, after all, and it's nearly […]

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