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!
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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!
It’s getting cold out there… The last few blitzes have been shivery affairs, with autumn days now giving way to wintry chills – which goes to show that Permablitz Volunteers are a hardy and determined breed! In...
In Melbourne, Rocoto is one chilli plant that can be grown all year round. Whilst severe or successive frosts can damage the plant, it usually recovers sufficiently to grow even bigger the next year.
On a cold and rainy day, a dedicated team of blitzers set about converting a narrow but roomy inner-north backyard into a perma-productive garden.
The last month has been a wonderful time of harvesting, preserving, swapping and gifting. While the bees didn’t give as much honey as previous years, the fruit trees gave an abundance of apples and...
The feverfew herb was used in the past to treat a variety of conditions such as headaches, arthritis, and as the name implies, fever!
This is a very large raised garden bed so it took at least 3 years to have soil that could be planted in. You can speed the process up a lot by wetting, mixing and covering the heap with leaves, soil or grass clippings.
Monica has organic soil in excess from her garden in Moonee Ponds. It is the best quality soil which she is offering for free so you may come and take a bit or a lot. Ideally...
Dan works at CERES, propagating pea shoots and sunflower sprouts for sale to greengrocers in Melbourne. And he’s got HEAPS of high quality soil which could be reused in garden and vegetable beds to give away. Want some?