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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...

Wicking beds to give away!

Janette has 7 apple crates that she has set up as wicking beds, and she wants to pass on to other people. She has found it hard to stop them leaking, however someone else may be able...

Fennel

Fennel is a perennial grown as an annual, easy to grow, great in salads or pasta, and can be a hit with the kids as “it tastes like black jelly beans!” Fennel is often...

Permablitz #168 in Ashburton

The cloudy Sunday 26 July 2015 saw a happy and eager crowd getting ready to transform host Alex and Nicole’s backyard. With delay due to new baby, the family of four had big plans...