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Aussie Native Edible Plants that Made it into our Gardens

Often the plants that grow the best are the ones totally adapted to the area they are growing in and whilst most examples in the home garden are ornamentals here are some examples of edible plants that are native to Australia.  Macadamia Everyone worldwide knows about the Macadamia nut, but most don’t know it’s a

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Citrus Care Luvathon Time during Autumn (and CV19!)

Most of us have at least one citrus tree in our gardens. Be it a Meyer lemon down the backyard or a Kumquat in a pot on the front verandah. Meyer lemon fruit (image above) Autumn is citrus care time. Right before they begin flowering is the best time to treat all the ails of

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When the Going Gets Tough – the Tough Get Going!

Well, here we are at the beginning of a brave new world having been dragged kicking and screaming into this new reality where we must learn to be more self-reliant and more communally and locally co-operative. It’s going to get tough but you know the saying “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”

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Growing Garlic in a Subtropical Climate

How many people have succeeded at growing good garlic? Especially, in warmer climates such as the subtropics… Do you get the leek variety? Or very small bulbuls rather than full-sized bulbs full of fat cloves? We are told it should grow in a Mediterranean climate and growing conditions. But in all honesty, growing garlic in

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Simple Hydroponics – A Short Term Solution to Growing

The recent fires have been devastating for all concerned. Not only in the usual ways, but for many less obvious reasons also. One less obvious reason is the pollution of the garden soil where buildings once stood. The top layer of soil is now covered with ash made up of all that a building was

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