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January Garden Guide 2020

“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. ” . . Thomas Jefferson . . Feature Plant: Capsicum! Red, Green, Yellow - Crisp & Crunchy deliciousness for your salads! With a history in America...

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Giant Zucchinis in Qld

Giant Zucchinis! Amongst the drought we’ve all been experiencing,  Kevin & Lyn Barnwell have had great success growing GIANT backyard Zucchinis at their home in Bli Bli, Qld!   Not only has their crop been larger than normal but the flavours of their...

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Commercial Growers Newsletter January-March 2020

In our last discussion we looked at the law of the minimum and how your plants potential is limited by the nutrient in the least supply. I want to take this idea a little further this issue and see just what it is your soil might be lacking.   Depending on which...

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December Garden Guide 2019

“I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia” ~ Barbra Streisand ~ Feature Plant: Watermelon! What comes to mind when you hear the word Watermelon? Sweet, Juicy, Delicious on hot summer days!  With a history spanning...

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November Garden Guide 2019

“Everything that slows us downs and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace” ~ May Sarton ~ Feature Plant: Choko! The vine dwelling Choko is delicious when steamed, roasted or...

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Stunning Orchid Grown with Katek

Stunning Orchid - Grown on Katek of Course! This Exotic blue Vanda Orchid was grown from a tiny seed in tissue culture to begin with and look at it now! Grown in ideal location in part shade and receiving partial afternoon sunshine, this orchid is one of many species...

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How to Improve Clay Soil

Clay soil is sticky, heavy and more challenging than your regular loamy soil.  Clay soils drain slowly so can stay saturated for long periods after rain.  When clay dries, it is usually forms a cracked, hard surface. There are benefits to a clay soil however, which...

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How to Revive a Lawn that is Brown and Patchy

If an extreme dry season has taken its toll on your lawn and your lawn is like a fake tan gone wrong - brown and patchy - we can step you through what to do to get a lackluster lawn back to a healthy carpet of lush green. When your lawn is patchy after a dry Winter...

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October Garden Guide 2019

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies." ~ Gertrude Jekyll ~ Feature Plant: Rockmelon! Rolley Polley Juicy Fruit that's oh so delicious! This tasty fruit is best grown from seed in small pots and then transplanted to a warm, full sunny spot in the...

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How to Grow Pumpkins

Nothing says “Winter” to me more than a delicious pot of spiced pumpkin soup simmering on the stove! If you want to be stirring a pot of soup this winter or enjoying some roasted pumpkin on a Sunday, now is a great time to get those seeds in the ground! Choose a...

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September Garden Guide 2019

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” ~ Ruth Stout ~ Feature Plant: Zinnia! A smaller sunflower relation with colours that pack a punch! Known for their long tall stalks of up to 70 centimetres high and their pompom like...

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August Garden Guide 2019

““Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” ~ Luther Burbank ~ Feature Plant: Mulberry! Juicy, Sweet & Oh So More-ish!  Mulberries are common in most home gardens, known for their delicious...

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