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May Gardening Guide – Cold Climate

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May Garden Guide Cool Climate (Cover image credit: Uplift Farm Blog) What to Plant in May? All the things we talked about last month are good to go again this month. Garlic, brassicas such as broccoli and cauliflower, broad beans, peas (sugar snaps, snow peas or podding peas, either climbing or bush varieties), silver beet, English… View more

April Gardening Guide – Tropical Climate

April Garden Guide Tropical Climate What To Plant in April? • What to plant is determined by the weather. My notes are relevant to the areas where you plant the tomatoes in the dry season. This is my test of whether it is a sub-tropical or tropical climate. Tomatoes planted for the wet season will grow long… View more

April Gardening Guide – Mediterranean Climate

April Garden Guide Mediterranean Climate Veggies and Flowers to Plant in April Veg: Artichoke & asparagus crowns, beetroot, broad beans (S), carrots (S); broccoli, Brussels sprout, cabbage, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, endive, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, onions, radish, rocket, silverbeet, spinach, swede, turnip, watercress (S = seed) Flowers: pansy, viola, cineraria, cyclamen, nemesia, primula, stock, sweet pea. Spring-flowering bulbs… View more

April Gardening Guide – Cool Temperate Climate

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April Garden Guide Cool Climate What to Plant in April? Hard neck garlic (the ones that have a flower stalk) can be planted this month, and also into May. Soft neck garlic is usually planted in May – June. Its best to break up the heads into individual cloves the night before or morning of planting, as… View more

March Gardening Guide – Tropical Climate

March Garden Guide Tropical Climate What To Plant in March? • Now may be the end of the wet season or it may not be. The turmeric (Curcuma domestica) and krachai (Boesenbergia rotunda) have flowered, which may indicate confused plants or the end of the wet season. I sometimes act on the assumption that the dry is… View more

March Gardening Guide – Mediterranean Climate

March Garden Guide Mediterranean Climate Veggies and flowers to plant in March Vegetables: Asian greens, beetroot, beans, broad beans, carrots (all S); broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, endive, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, onions, radish, rocket, silverbeet, spinach, swede, turnip, watercress Flowers: pansy, viola, cineraria, poppy, primula, snapdragon, stock, sweet pea (S = seed, A = advanced… View more

March Gardening Guide – Cool Temperate Climate

March Garden Guide Cool Temperate Climate What To Plant in March? Cooling weather (perhaps . . . if you had a decent summer), shorter days, the Autumn equinox: March is something of a transition month in the productive garden. Many summer vegies are starting to look pretty tatty, even though still churning out their bounty. Its still… View more

Stockist Profile – Good Harvest, QLD

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Good Harvest 1/ 932 David Low Way, Maroochydore QLD 4564 Owner: Mick Dan Phone: 0403 761 244 Facebook | Website What sort of store is Good Harvest? The main focus of the shop is to bring in the local harvest of fresh good quality organic produce, evidenced by their ethos of Don’t Buy From Strangers…Buy Local…. View more

Rock Out to the Permaculture Beats

If you’ve managed to somehow not to hear about Charlie McGee and his ukelele then let me tell you about it. What a rockin’ album Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual, Permaculture, Charlie McGee is. From the minute you turn it on you’ll be bopping along.  It’s upbeat, it’s fun, it’s musically accomplished and it’s all about permaculture. … View more