Vegie Patch

  1. Getting kids excited about eating veggies

    Getting kids excited about eating veggies
    It's a well-known fact that kids can be fussy eaters, especially when it comes to vegies. In fact, according to the VegKIT Project website, a joint initiative of the CSIRO, Hort Innovation, Flinders University and Nutrition Australia, research indicates that just 6% of Australian children aged between two and 17 are consuming the recommended amount of vegetables each day.* So...
  2. Heartbreaker Tomato

    Heartbreaker Tomato
    What's not to love about juicy tomatoes shaped like hearts! The Heartbreaker tomato plant, nick-named “love-apple”, produces delicious cocktail tomatoes with a bright red colour and heart-shaped tip. The skin is soft and the juicy fruit balances sweet and sour perfectly making them a delicious choice for soups and salads or on their own as a healthy snack. Growing tips You can...
  3. Crop rotation

    Crop rotation
    Crop rotation is a traditional gardening method used to reduce pest and disease problems without using pesticides. It also allows successive crops to benefit from the crops grown before. The basic premise is that each vegie carries its own baggage in the form of pests and diseases. They also use different amounts of nutrients to grow. Some, such as legumes...
  4. Preparing the Veggie Plot for Spring Planting

    Preparing the Veggie Plot for Spring Planting
    If you’ve found yourself in the late winter garden dreaming of the homegrown veggie harvests ahead, this is quite literally the time to do the spadework. Vegetables grow best in well-prepared soil that provides good nourishment, retains moisture and is free of weeds and debris.   Getting started The first step to preparing for spring planting is to remove weeds...
  5. Rhubarb

    A little bit about Rhubarb Rhubarb brings out the baker in all of us inspiring the most delicious crumbles, jams and pies. Thanks to it's impressive foliage and thick, red stalks it also looks great in the garden! It's one of the few perennial vegetables so use these growing tips to enjoy home grown deserts for three or four years.   Botanical name: Rheum rhabarbarum Potential...
  6. The winter veggie patch

    The winter veggie patch
    Winter is one of the best times of the year to grow vegetables as there are delicious crops to grow, bothersome pests and diseases are taking a winter break and mild temperatures mean there’s less stress on both plants and the gardener.
  7. Companion Planting

    Companion Planting
    The right combination of plants will make a big impact on your garden.

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