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Grow your Own Dragonfruit

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It’s hard not to love this cactus. Like all cacti it has some needles but treated carefully and handled rarely, it is never a problem.If you grow these from seed then you will have the whole experience but it will take a little longer than… Read More »Grow your Own Dragonfruit

Which Tomato to grow?

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As with other crops, each tomato variety is either a variety bred in modern times (often a hybrid is the offspring of several very different varieties) or a traditional, open-pollinated variety unchanged since WW2  (We call that an “heirloom”). Within each of these two large groups, there are several… Read More »Which Tomato to grow?

Pumpkins and Squash

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Pumpkins are not particularly recommended for small gardens because of the plants’ size but they are not difficult to grow and are fun for children.Pumpkins are closely related to winter squash and to other vine crops like cucumbers. They are also grown very much like… Read More »Pumpkins and Squash

Grow Tomatoes from Seed

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Tomato seed is probably the easiest seed for a gardener to germinate and it is not unusual for gardeners to base their gardening confidence on success with this fruit.Some insist that the seeds need to be soaked before planting but this is unnecessary and it… Read More »Grow Tomatoes from Seed

Grow some Peanuts

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Good food like the humble peanut is often overlooked when planing the vegetable garden but it is without a doubt, the most ‘giving’ of plants that you will ever include in your garden. After you receive your peanuts (in their shells) there is no rush… Read More »Grow some Peanuts

Winter can be Green too!

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Ya gotta love Winter in the garden! After the onslaught of the Australian summer and it’s ever changing gifts of unbearable heat, stifling humidity, unpredictable storms, and drying winds we are greeted in late Autumn by a slight chill in the air and the promise… Read More »Winter can be Green too!

Grow Your Own Spice

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 We are very fortunate, living in Australia, especially all the way down the east coast, to have what is generally regarded as a ‘mild’ climate.I say this seriously as, when compared to many European or American climates, it’s just lovely here if you are a… Read More »Grow Your Own Spice

About Herbal Teas

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Why can’t I have milk and sugar in my herbal tea?The refreshing and stimulating effect of a ‘cuppa’ is part of our culture and probably, by now, part of our genome. Most ‘Herbals’ will tell you that you need to drink the infusion without milk… Read More »About Herbal Teas

When you get your plants.

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 If you purchase plants from our online shop, remember, they have will be in the post for several days and will have been denied light and water for that period.It is quite natural for them to look a little stressed and less than perfect.The plants… Read More »When you get your plants.