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Why I don’t rotate my crops

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Every few weeks I get a slightly panicked email or question relating to the complicated world of CROP ROTATION. After the long, anxious, confused, and inevitably deflated request for help, my answer is somewhat simple, a little disappointing at first glance, and bewildering as my response is usually something like this…WHY BOTHER YOURSELF, NATURE DOESN’T…

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Zombie Chickens!!

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I cruise out the back into the garden and have a look around. Nothing unusual, the plants are healthy and growing greatly, the compost is composting, the bees are buzzing and the chooks are ZOMBIES!?! What happened to my beautiful chookies? Did the dog dig and old bird up and it’s come back to life??…

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Green Manures

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So we have all heard about manure, and its importance to adding humus and organic content to our soils and improving fertility.

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DIY Bubble Bucket

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“The word hydroponics comes from the roots “hydro”, meaning water, and “ponos”, meaning labor.”

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Growing From Seed

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Have you ever thought about how many punnets you have brought lately and thrown away the containers, just to go and buy more seedlings when needed?

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Spring Fever

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After all that winter weather and (I hope) lots of eating winter veggies I think its safe to say we all long for our spring and summer veggie garden. Below are some tips to make the most of your spring garden. Clear the winter beds completely and refresh your soil with a good mix of…

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Make your own great compost in 5 easy steps

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Location and size matters  How much compost will you make, if you have a large yard and will be adding fresh grass clippings and have a lot of left over food scraps then consider a larger or maybe two bins (so you can have compost ready at different times too).  If on the other hand…

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Summer Vegetable Gardening Tips

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Summer in Perth is a great time for the beach, barbecues and generally enjoying the sunshine.  It’s also the time of year many watch their veggie patches turn to burnt plants and dried out, nutrient deficient soil. 

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Veggie Gardens for Kids

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There is nothing better as an adult than to see the joy, excitement and wonder a child has whilst they explore nature and see what the living world creates

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Soil Grown Vs Aquaponics Grown

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Anyone who has even a fleeting interest in aquaponics will always have the same first question, so why grow aquaponics vegies?

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