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How to make Best Ever Seed Raising Mix

May 11, 2015 | Gardening, Market Garden, Urban Permaculture, Vegetable Gardening | 2 comments | Author:

Learning how to make a great seed raising mix means you are giving your seedlings an excellent head start. It also keeps costs down and is a great fundamental skill of edible gardening. Recently up at the107 Rooftop Garden, that’s exactly what … Continued

Weeds in the Garden: What we pull, what we leave, and why

January 15, 2015 | Foraging, Gardening, Kitchen Garden, Vegetable Gardening | 32 comments | Author:

The definition of a weed is subjective, I know. They’re simply plants out of place, after all. And one person’s weed might be another person’s harvest, or food, or medicine. It’s true. However, when it comes to our current backyard … Continued

How to String up your Climbing Tomatoes – Two Methods

December 7, 2014 | Gardening, Growing, Vegetable Gardening | 13 comments | Author:

String em up, baby! Climbing tomatoes often need a helping hand to reach their full potential. Here’s our two favourite methods for stringing up best ever backyard toms. Farm or patio, tomatoes are the go. I can’t imagine summer without them. In a … Continued

Mushrooms, Labneh + Cardboard Telescopes

October 23, 2014 | Gardening, Milkwood Farm, Mushroom Cultivation, Mushrooms, Permaculture, Vegetable Gardening | 20 comments | Author:

It’s been a month of growing, building, adventuring and making in these parts. And I’m slightly bemused to say that life is no less crazy living in a town than it is on a farm. But much of the craziness is … Continued

In which We Get Planting…

August 18, 2014 | Gardening, Kitchen Garden, Urban Permaculture, Vegetable Gardening | 9 comments | Author:

The kitchen garden is an essential part of any life lived in a house with a yard, in my opinion. I love the small cycles it brings us closer to with the ebb and flow of growth, flower and fruit. The … Continued

Would you like to win a Patch from Scratch?

August 13, 2014 | Gardening, Urban Permaculture, Vegetable Gardening | 10 comments | Author:

So this is exciting – we’re teaming up with Organic Gardener Magazine to offer a Permaculture Garden Makeover for one lucky duck – who wants in? The competition is Australia wide and entries close 30th September, so get writing on … Continued

Our favourite (Instagram) Farmers

June 4, 2014 | Gardening, Vegetable Gardening | 17 comments | Author:

For every green smoothie, garland-wearing dog and perfect sunset on Instagram that creates a bizarre parallel universe of sunshiny perfection, there’s also a small farmer or two posting downright useful images. As it turns out, instagram is also a good place to … Continued

Winter Greens: what to plant right now

April 26, 2014 | Gardening, Vegetable Gardening | 19 comments | Author:

Suddenly, here, the nights are colder and the air crisper. As we ease on into another winter we’re getting ready to plant greens. It’s good fortune really that the abundance of greens that we can grow in the colder months … Continued

All of Summer is now stored…

April 23, 2014 | Gardening, Preserving, Vegetable Gardening | 18 comments | Author:

There comes a point in every Autumn when the tomatoes are finally, finally done. We’ve passata-ed and dried and preserved and cooked to the point where all of summer is stored, and on the shelf. Last weekend was our final session of … Continued

Windowsill Farming with Microgreens

April 14, 2014 | Gardening, Urban Permaculture, Vegetable Gardening | 7 comments | Author:

Packing a nutritional punch and super easy to grow in spaces as small as windowsills, there’s a lot to love about microgreens. Simply put, these baby plants are vegetable, greens and herb seedlings, harvested at just a week or two … Continued

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