Author: Onya

Spring Snow

When you grow food in cool temperate regions, it pays to know your snow seasons.Here in Napoleons, that is during Poorneet (September, early Spring), and sometimes later even in November some years. It snowed today ❄️🌿

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Level Zero Beets

This is growing beets at Level Zero for absolute beginner gardeners. Learn to grow these, and the rest of the Amaranth family will fall into place. The two most easy beets to grow, and those we prefer here in our patch, are BEETROOT and SPINACH.

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NIGELLA in SPRING for Pollinators

Spring is here, and whilst the wind and chilly mornings are with us for a while yet, the pollinators are already busy.In our Level Zero flower calendar (the ‘just-chuck-em-in’ kind), Nigella are perfect to sow in September. Let’s go.

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THE BEETS

These are the Amaranthaceae – the beet family. All parts edible and found almost everywhere. They are sweet, nutritious and easy to grow. Let’s meet them.

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Poorneet – tadpole season.

The Spring Equinox in September marks our local Kulin nation indigenous season, ‘Poorneet’ – Tadpole Season. Growling Grass Frogs mate and lay their eggs in foamy rafts along reedy banks, and it is at this time that they hatch into darting tadpoles.

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Calendula in Winter for Pollinators

Spring is coming, and though the weather is still snappy-chilly, it won’t be long before our pollinators are buzzing about. In our Level Zero flower calendar (the ‘just-chuck-em-in’ kind), Calendula are perfect to sow in August (though any time Autumn to Spring is fine too).

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Oscillating Hoe

Goodness, our very first YouTube video. Special thanks go to our technical advisor (Mr15)👍, because we are Level Zero at making videos 😉.

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To the tunnels! 👉

With no greenhouse, we get a jump on the growing season with these easy temporary poly tunnels. With a few tips and tricks, give your plants the best chance for a head start.

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Tools for smaller hands

There ARE tools for you to reduce stain and keep you motoring along in your garden just fine without the force needed for larger species of worktool.

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A minute every day.

Diets don’t work. They also don’t work in the garden. Find out why, and how to avoid the GroundHog Day syndrome that prevents long term success for beginners.

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