Keep up to date with what seeds are planting now! Learn new tips and tricks, ideas about vegetable gardening, recipes and everything in between. We’ll be regularly updating, so keep an eye out for more!

Green Californian Wonder Capsicum

October In The Garden

October 2020 Capsicums, chillies and eggplants are making an appearance in all climate zones this month however those in cool climates will need to start in a warm spot inside, on a heat mat or similar.  Heat really is the key to good germination. Cool climate gardeners, don’t be fooled by lovely spring weather, frosts…

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Old seed box

Sowing Seed

There is something special about planting a seed, tending to it and watching it grow into a strong healthy plant. It is such a simple joy and one we humans have done for an eternity, but, for many in today’s modern world the thought of growing their own vegetables, herbs or flowers from seed can…

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White and pink spring blossom

September In The Garden

September 2020 In Cool Climates For gardeners who live in a cool climate area, a shorter growing season means it’s often a struggle to get tomatoes, chillies, capsicums and eggplants ripening before the weather begins to cool again come March. September is a great time to get a head start – get these vegetables sown…

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These Money Maker Tomatoes produces large red fruit on a climbing vine.

Tomatoes in Focus

Eating fresh homegrown tomatoes is one of life’s great pleasures. Whether you are planting and growing tomatoes for saucing, salads or anything in between, there is a variety to suit your needs. With a few basic tips you can easily grow your own tomatoes from seed in your vegetable garden or balcony. Climbing (indeterminate) varieties…

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silverbeet quiche on old wooden table

Silverbeet Quiche

With silverbeet now picking in many vegetable gardens and others still sowing seed and seedlings, this delicious but simple quiche is perfect for a weekend lunch or light dinner. Alternatively, serve with a fresh salad for a complete meal. We made this recipe with rainbow chard, but leafy greens such as spinach or mizuna will…

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Compost And Composting

Welcome to our first blog.  When we started to think about a topic to write for our very first blog we began brainstorming about what we wish we had known when we started our journey.  A long list of ideas were drawn (some will feature in upcoming blogs) and discussed – in length. Finally, alongside…

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