Category Archives: Vegie Patch

8 May 2017 6:46pm – Understanding What Makes Plants Happy

What a fascinating article! And a totally different way of looking at your groupings and companion planting. Understanding what makes plants happy

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3 May 2017 3:52pm – Kids in the Garden

Now is the best time to be out in the garden here in south-east Queensland. Here are some tips on getting your little ones involved too: Kids in the Garden: 5 Ways for Parents & Children to Grow Together

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8 April 2017 12:50pm – Recognising Nutrient Deficiencies in Your Plants

Do you have difficulty identifying nutrient deficiencies in your plants? This is easily one of the best articles I’ve seen in a while – I’ll definitely be book-marking this for later reference! Plant Nutrients Explained: Everything You Ever Need To … Continue reading

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21 March 2017 2:20pm – Germinating Seeds

If you’re like me, and are notoriously bad at getting seeds to germinate, these tips might help. QUICK AND SIMPLE TIPS FOR GERMINATING SEEDS YOURSELF

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19 March 2017 7:51am – New Crop of Greens

And the first of the new greens are in! Phew! These beds were topped up with a layer of compost, a scattering of rooster booster, chopped up lucerne, a generous sprinkle of dolomite, and more compost. Then cos lettuce, green … Continue reading

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7 March 2017 6:58am – 6 Ways to Grow Potatoes

Do you grow potatoes? Unlike most places, here in south-east Queensland, potatoes are grown over winter so now is the time to be preparing beds and keeping an eye out for seed potatoes at your local produce store or online … Continue reading

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26 February 2017 3:25pm – Companion Planting Chart

What a great summary guide to companion planting for your vegie patch! Might be handy to print this for the wall for quick reference ..

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26 February 2017 8:52am – Producers vs Consumers of Organic Produce

Some interesting research between those who produce and those who consume organic foods, and Australia has the largest by far ‘room for growth’ when it comes to production! Yay :) The most organic countries in the world, in one map

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24 February 2017 6:25pm – Planting Guide for March

March is the traditional kick-off to the planting year here in the subtropics, and although the actually start of cooler, autumn weather seems to be getting later each year, its still worth a go at putting in some of the … Continue reading

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23 February 2017 12:44pm – 7 Ways To Bring More Ecology To Your Farm

In our own way, we’ll be doing each of these up at The Farm (our ‘hedgerow’ will be mostly natives to attract local birds and pollinators, and create habitat), but you can achieve a lot of these in our own … Continue reading

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