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Community Event – Warrandyte Food Swap

I’ve been asked to promote a free local community event in Warrandyte, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – the Warrandyte Food Swap! Warrandyte Food Swap Join us for the 3rd Birthday Celebration Sat 6th October 2018 9am – 10am Warrandyte Community Garden … Continue reading

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Small-Space Intensive Tomato Growing

Want to grow lots of tomatoes in limited spaces, even containers? Ever wondered how the commercial hydroponic growers pack in as many plants as possible in their growing areas? By understanding the way tomatoes grow, we can select the right … Continue reading

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Gardening Calendar (Australian Temperate Climate) – September

It’s September, the beginning of spring, the time of new life and renewal! The weather is starting to warm up, but there are still cold days, rainy weather and winds to contend with. Early spring is the best time to … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Soft and Hard Mulches

Hard woody mulches or soft non-woody straw-like mulches, what’s the difference? They both work equally well as garden mulches to  moderate soil temperature, reduce water loss from the soil through evaporation, conserve soil moisture to reduce the need for watering, … Continue reading

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Apple Tree Diseases – Crown Gall

Crown gall is a bacterial disease caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens (syn. Rhizobium radiobacter), which produces tumour-like swellings on the bark of trees and plants. It can infect a wide range of dicotyledonous (broad-leaved) plants, particularly members of the Rosaceae (rose) … Continue reading

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Organic Control of Curl Grubs in Lawn

Curl Grub larvae (credits – CSIRO Australia scienceimage) If you’ve ever been digging in the garden and discovered plump, pale coloured grubs beneath the soil that curl up into a “C” shape when disturbed, these are Curl Grubs. Curl grubs … Continue reading

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Product Review – Ryset Tree Cover Formed Insect Net

  When protecting fruit trees from birds, possums and pest insects, there are two approaches – you can cover the fruit with individual netting bags as seen in our Product Review – Ryset Fruit Protection Bags, or you can cover … Continue reading

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