Author: Onya

Deep watering pipes

Deep watering – deep and direct – for plants that don’t like it on their leaves, and for coaxing your veggies to reach down further for the precious drop, with nothing wasted. Here is how..

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Three sisters go deep

We planted corn by seedling back at the start of December. They are planted amongst friends, with a watering technique that goes down deep. Come see it..

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Dads advice in the garden No.1

I learned a lot from my dad out in the garden – digging, picking veg, sitting together and watching the bees… here is my Dad’s golden advice, on the topic of Learning.

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Bandicooting

Superkeen to taste your new potatoes but not ready to dig up the whole lot yet? Bandicoot a few instead.

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boom & bust

This story is for Rosalyn, who asked ‘Why do the fruit trees sometimes have lots and sometimes fruit hardly at all? Grab a cuppa and take a seat – this is a long one.

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level zero sweetcorn

With a greenhouse, you can jumpstart sweetcorn seeds way back in October. With seed, you can start in November, but this is Level Zero – we grow corn for the first few years with the most simple methods to experience success and learn basic essential skills. Let’s go.

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Garrawang – Kangaroo Apple season

Long days, short nights, warm weather with the promise of dry thundery nighttime, increasing the risk of fire. Late-flowering Black Wattles, fruiting bushes and dry grasses for weaving.
We are on Kulin Country, and right now, December, is the local indigenous season of ‘Garrawang’ – Kangaroo Apple.

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berry tidy bed

Once in Spring or Summer we tidy the berry bed. We have strawberries and blueberries in together because they enjoy the same conditions. It’s not a complete pull-through, just routine stuff that takes about an hour, tops. Come see how.

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marigolds in spring for pollinators

Marigolds – so sunny and bright and a must-have in your Level Zero garden. The seeds are like funny little sticks. In fact they hardly look like seeds at all, but they grow strong and fragrant, attracting helpful critters and making the mischievious ones less than comfortable.

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Broadbean harvest

Growing broadbeans is easy.. but harvest time can be overwhelming. Here is the easiest way to get those babies into the freezer to enjoy over weeks ahead.

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