Welcome to Permablitz Melbourne!

Free carbon – everywhere!

It’s June already! And the sound of pelting rain on the roof at night is a sure reminder that winter is well and truly here. So if you’ve got any frost-sensitive plants out there,...

Bullhorn Capsicums

Bull’s Horn (or Cow Horn) Capsicum is an old Italian heirloom variety of sweet capsicum that produces curved fruits up to 20cm long. The fruits can be harvested green or red after 70-90 days

Working with a Farmlette

A farmlette is a prior lawn that is converted into a food-producing plot at least 500 square feet in size, consisting of row crops grown directly in the ground.

Make a small-scale wicking bed

Wicking beds are well-known as a water-efficient way to grow your plants. Our backyard is one-third concrete, and as such wicking beds and wicking pots have been the best ways for us to grow in...

Permablitz #198 – Newport

This blitz was the result of a super-powered team-up with the Country Women’s Association, My Smart Garden and little old us – and with our combined efforts we made this Newport yard and verge more sustainable – and more edible!

Propagating from cuttings

A truly cost-effective way to get new plants from the ones you already have is to propagate from cuttings. Here’s some simple tips to help you do it!

Permablitz #197 – Meadow Heights

Noura and Barry are a young couple in a new suburban house on about 1300 m2, with a sloping backyard with a bit of couch and oxalis, and an old shed but not much else. A blank canvas ready for some serious plantings!