Category: Level Zero

Ever bought a great looking book about gardening, but after the temporary hit of ‘I’m so gonna make a start’ it soon ends up another pretty shelf ornament on the alter of ‘too hard; too much to learn’? What you are missing is Level Zero.

Welcome to Level Zero.

There is a level zero for every garden skill, but most books and garden shows don’t start there.
Here are a few basic rules to help us focus on what is really important when just starting out.

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Once you are confident, it is time to dive in and have a crack. Pick your season and make a start. There are vegie families to meet, flowers for pollinators to plant, and lots of great easy tips and tricks to try.  Please ask questions in the comments - it helps us to decide what to write about and how to best help you. 🌿

  • SPRING
  • SUMMER
  • AUTUMN
  • WINTER

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.

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.

    Level Zero Alliums

    This is growing alliums at Level Zero, for absolute beginner gardeners. Learn to grow these first, then branch out into other tasty allium treats.

      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.

      We are tool nerds, no doubt about it. Starting out though, you don't need near so many, and can spend way too much on ...stuff. Here are the absolute essentials tools that are often hard to find, last and last, work like a champion, and look mighty good doing it. On the second tab are also some super handy skills to help you.🌿

      • TOOLS
      • SKILLS

      Oscillating Hoe

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

      A minute a day.

      Holiday 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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