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Japanese Raisin Tree

The Japanese Raisin Tree is also known as the Chinese Raisin Tree, Kenpo Nashi or by its true name: Hovenia dulcis. This ornamental shade tree is well-suited to the home garden as well as...

Hoo-guh-what?!? Hugelkultur!

Hugelkultur, pronounced Hoo-gul-culture, means hill culture or hill mound. We’ve used this approach at several of our blitzes, and it’s not hard to see why! Instead of putting branches, leaves and grass clippings in bags...

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Getting Inspired – Costa and Permablitz

I first discovered Permablitz a couple of years ago when I borrowed the DVD collection of Costa’s Garden Odyssey from my local library. I was trying to learn more about gardening, and I can’t remember if...

Permablitz #171 in Kew

The lovely Sunday Blitz in Kew saw around 15 happy helpers arrive at Michelle’s rental garden. For the vast majority it was the first Permablitz ever. Sunny as it was, the eager Blitzers started...

Tomatillo

The tomatillo is a close relative of Cape Gooseberry and a distant relative of tomato. It grows a thin husk (or lantern) around the fruit that must be peeled prior to using the fruit....

Permablitz #169 – Coburg North

We were fortunate to have a warm, mostly sunny day for this blitz at Hamish, Mel and Eddie’s place. Hamish and Mel have been in their house about 15 months and have done some inside renovations...

Under our feet – soil with Hermann

Winter is a good time to think about soil. Preparing for a good spring crop, the crew from Palate came to visit our very own Hermann Paulenz in his suburban backyard. “His mix of science and...

Free growing medium / wicking bed ballast

Bill has half a trailer full of red scoria that is leftover from some bathtub wicking bed construction, and he’s wondering if anyone would want it? It’s already in the trailer so he can deliver it anywhere in Reservoir...