Quirky Quandongs

Quirky Quandongs

Truly the best native fruiting plants of arid areas of Victoria, SA and NSW, the Quandong, or Native Peach, Santalum acuminatum, is rarely seen today. A small, slightly weeping tree, with narrow grey-green leaves, they are parasitic plants, so are not simple plants to...
To mulch or not to mulch?

To mulch or not to mulch?

Surely that’s not a question you think? Mulching is such an accepted practice in modern gardening, that querying this is surely sacrilegious! Gardening habits, like others in our lives, develop over time as society does. Gardening articles and texts are often...
Untangling tomatoes – why dwarf tomatoes are the future

Untangling tomatoes – why dwarf tomatoes are the future

We gardeners choose our plants carefully, curating the heights and widths of plants and visualising how they’ll fit together in our gardens when fully grown. For most garden plants it’s easy to find information on their dimensions, from labels, internet searches or...
Stop the rot

Stop the rot

With above average rainfall, as temperatures increase, so too will a range of fungal and mildew diseases on our plants, but particularly on our vegetable gardens. Keeping your soil and plants healthy with organic growing techniques will help them be more resistant to...
School and Community Garden Grants

School and Community Garden Grants

Finding funding to create your garden vision can seem daunting, but it is possible. Schools can apply for some grants that are not possible for community gardens and vice versa. Your situation is the reason we developed our Bush Tucker Garden Starter Pack, which...
Terrific Turmeric

Terrific Turmeric

I love to use turmeric in the kitchen and, as it’s quite expensive to buy, I’d been trying to grow it for years, when a gardening friend shared her parents’ discovery. Turmeric and her close cousin Ginger are understorey plants and are seen flourishing in the shade in...