Sunday, November 12, 2017

Making Your Own Seed Tapes

Thinning seedlings out in the garden is one of my least favourite garden jobs, so when Food Garden Group member Margie M commented that she now no longer may have to thin seedlings, I was immediately interested. In this blog post Margie explains her method.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Propagating in the Food Garden

At a recent food garden visit two Food Garden Group members explained and demonstrated the basics of propagation.  This blog post is a summary of what was discussed, with more info added when we put together the blog post.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sharing our Hothouse Skills

Recently Food Garden Group members who have a hothouse or want to get one met and shared their hothouse knowledge and skills.  This was the first time we specifically talked about hothouses and we all learnt a lot.  This blog post is an overview of what was discussed, with the aim to help others to make the most out of their hothouse.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A wildlife-proof garden

Mandy lives on the edge of a country town in an area with lots of bush, paddocks, wallabies, possums, birds of prey and other wildlife. This blog post describes the netted enclosure and garden Mandy created. It might inspire people who live in similar environments because it demonstrates that fruit, vegetables, ornamentals and chooks can all be safe in areas where there is plenty of wildlife.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Controlling curly leaf

Curly leaf can have a devastating impact on stone fruit trees in spring. This blog post discusses methods for preventing curly leaf, looks at what to do once you have it, and discusses organic ways of dealing with this garden pest.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Outsmarting the codling moth

Codling Moth infestations were really bad in Tasmania last summer. This post explains the Codling Moth’s life cycle and a range of pest control measures that can be put in place to make the coming fruit season much more successful.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Starting a New Food Garden

A few months ago someone asked me in an email ‘I have recently moved to a new property and want to put in a little vegie garden. Where do I start?‘ This blog post describes what I would do if I had the opportunity to start a small food garden from scratch.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Getting the Best out of your Fig Tree - Part 2

Food Garden Group member Richard Kent is an experienced fresh fig and fig tree grower who has grown figs for over a decade. In this blog post he shares what he has learnt over the last few years.