Grow herbs at home

By Angelo from Deep Green Permaculture 19 October 2021 Types of Herbs Annuals: these plants only live for one year, they grow and bloom for one season, produce seed, and then die down, (e.g. sweet basil, chervil, coriander, dill, and summer savory). Biennials: these plants only live for two years, they will produce seed during…

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Your cool season vegie patch

Notes prepared by Kat Lavers, September 2022 While you might not feel like spending much time outside during the cooler, darker months of the year, winter in Victoria is actually one of the easiest times to grow vegies. Many of our common pests like cabbage white butterflies are less active or dormant (or at least…

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How to take cuttings

How to take cuttings With a little skill, a cutting from a friend or family members plant is a great way to propagate your very own version of their plant. In this My Smart Garden video Horticulturist Craig Castree will give you a step by step of preparing and planting your cutting so its establishes…

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How to chop’n’drop mulch

Preparing a veggie bed for planting Did you know your unwanted plants and pruning’s can be used as a mulch in your garden? Chop’n’drop mulch is one of the most simplest, cheapest and sustainable forms of mulch and in this My Smart Garden video Horticulturist Scott Hitchins show’s us how to chop’n’drop mulch in our…

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How to feed your plants

How to feed your plants Just like us our plants need a regular feed to ensure they get all the nutrients to grow strong and healthy! In this My Smart Garden video Horticulturist Craig Castree provides some advice on when and what to feed your plants and he’ll show you one of his favourite weekly…

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How to harvest leafy greens

How to harvest leafy greens Did you know that some leafy greens can provide a repeated supply of produce? In the My Smart Garden Video Horticulturist Scott Hitchins will highlight some greens that keep re growing and he’ll show you when and how to pick them to ensure you have loads of delicious meals.

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Planting seedlings

Planting seedlings Spring is a great time to plant your summer seedlings! In this My Smart Garden video Horticulturist Kat Lavers shows us how to plant our seedlings and provides some great advice on pests, watering and avoiding extreme sunlight to keep them happy and healthy.

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Planting veggie seeds

Planting veggie seeds Now’s the perfect time to plant your summer seeds! In this My Smart Garden video Horticulturist Kat Lavers shows you how to plant your seeds in pots, punnets or just directly into the ground so that you get lots of successful new growth!

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Shovel Maintenance

Shovel Maintenance Having a sharp shovel makes light work and is better for your back! In the My Smart Garden video Hortcultorist Craig Castree shows you some groundbreaking 😉  tricks to maintain your shovel to keep it sharp and rust free.

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Hedge Clippers Maintenance

Hedge Clippers Maintenance Tools that are properly cared for will last longer and are more enjoyable to use. Keeping them clean also reduces the spread of any unwanted diseases. In this My Smart Garden video Horticulturist Craig Castree will show you how to maintain your hedge clippers because trimming hedges is hard work, you must…

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