Author: Adrian O'Hagan

A typical Soil PH kit

Know your soil’s pH

PH is tested on a scale of zero to fourteen, with zero being very acidic and fourteen being very alkaline. Most plants grow best in soil with a fairly neutral PH, between six and seven.

Nasturtium

Nasturtium is a ridiculously easy-to-grow plant whose leaves, flowers and seeds are all edible! They also look good in the garden, repel aphids and perform a host of companion planting duties. We love ’em!

Testing your soil for drainage

When working with your garden is important to determine whether you have drainage problems or not – you don’t want to find yourself flooded, or with plants that have rotting feet!

Know your soil structure

In order to get the best out of your garden, it is important to learn as much as you can about your soil. It is after all the medium you will be growing all...

Seedwell volunteers needed

Are you passionate about gardening &/or permaculture? The Marist180 Skills Development Centre is looking for volunteers to support young people and the local community in the Seedwell Garden Project.

Coffee sacks free to good homes

Coffee sacks can be incredibly useful – from kindling carryall to sheet mulch fabulousness, to cushion covers/pictures for coffee addicts/seat wraps… They’re both reusable & compostable, and we’ve got some to give away

Permablitz #200 – Upwey

It was a day that featured rain, hail, showers and sunshine – as well as lots of smiles, laughter and enjoyment from the 35 or so blitzers that joined us to transform this Upwey garden.