Explore and ask questions. Please do tell us about your garden progress and ask questions in the comments sections, so we know what stories you like and would like next, and of course contact us any time.
Explore and ask questions. Please do tell us about your garden to plate progress and ask questions in the comments sections, so we know what stories you like and would like next, and of course contact us any time.
Cold nights and longer days – early Spring is ideal weather to plant beets, so here are our beet-files for you, plus a rippa quick recipe if you happen to have leftover beetroot from last year.💜
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.
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.
It is a tricky balance, pruning stone fruit. The timing can be a challenge, but there IS a trick to have your well-pruned peach cake and eat it too.
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).
Our unstoppable heritage rhubarb is a powerhouse that barely rests, even in winter. At some point though, we need to divide the clumps to give them space to grow and stay healthy. Let’s go.
Here where we live in Victoria, July is a period of rapid change from the Waring (wombat) season, to the Guling (orchid) season.
It is three and a half weeks since we chucked the Level Zero garlic in, and in mid-winter, they are up and happy. Let’s take a look..
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.
The cheerful purple and yellow kitten faces of viola ‘Johnny Jump-ups’ are easy to plant and care for, so they are ideal for our Level Zero Flowers for Pollinators project.
It should be no surprise that Alyssum is happy in the winter months, is edible, and attracts pollinators – it comes from the Brassica family.
Aside from collecting scraps etc. from the kitchen, the other MAJOR source of organics (plant matter) that we use to improve and build great soil in the garden is the exact stuff that took the nutrients out of that garden space in the first place. Here is how..