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  1. Top 5 February tasks your garden will love you for

    Top 5 February tasks your garden will love you for
    According to the calendar, February is the last month of summer, but it can be very hot and humid and these conditions take their toll on the garden. Over the next few months the weather will cool, days will get shorter and the milder months of autumn will arrive. For now, though, there are some simple tasks you can undertake...
  2. Worm farm 101

    Worm farm 101
    Harness the power of the humble earth worm and flip your unwanted kitchen and garden waste into nature’s own fertiliser for healthy soil and thriving plants.   Why worm farms are so good for your garden Worms are one of Mother Nature’s greatest inventions. These hardworking recyclers take organic waste and turn it into beautiful, sweet fertiliser, in the form...
  3. Preparing soil for autumn planting

    Preparing soil for autumn planting
    The secret to thriving plants in spring is healthy soil, and autumn is the perfect time to give it some TLC.  Like a chef blends ingredients to create a delicious balance of flavours, soil prep is all about getting the right mix of nutrients to create great growing conditions for plants. Based on a one square metre area, the below is a step-by-step...
  4. Vegetable growing basics

    Vegetable growing basics
    Spring is a great time to grow edibles both from seed and seedling, and the warm spring weather makes everything thrive. But, if you’ve never grown vegetables before, where do you start? The best starting point is the sunniest part of the garden away from competing plants such as trees. Start with a small space say one-metre square to get...
  5. NPK Explained

    NPK Explained
    Pick up almost any bag of fertiliser and the three letters ‘NPK’ will be listed as major ingredients. You may have to think back to high school chemistry to recall that these letters stand for the elements called nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. These are the three major elements needed to fuel basic plant growth. While most fertilisers contain these three...

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