Adeline’s family patch

Adeline’s family patch “I want my kids to have a healthy start in life” “I saw a flier at the library for a My Smart Garden workshop when I’d just moved from a townhouse to a larger place. I’d experimented in pots here and there but I was a beginner with a lot to learn…

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Anne’s permaculture patch

Anne’s permaculture patch “I can get more from my garden with less work” “I had a bit of gardening experience but I’d lost my motivation. Going to the My Smart Garden workshops really invigorated my enthusiasm to get back out there. The people I met through the program were just lovely and with their help…

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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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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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Peter’s mid sized garden

Peter from Seaholme “Growing food is a conversation starter and now people stop me in the street to say hi” The first My Smart Garden event I went to was a hands-on edible garden working bee in Altona North. I’m a real estate agent so I only have one day off a week, but I…

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Shotaro’s small garden

Shotaro’s small garden in Altona Shotaro has transformed a small space into a productive oasis filled with unusual herbs and vegetables that reflect his Japanese heritage. “I grow lettuce, chives, radishes, peas and broccoli as well as Japanese edibles like edamame (soybean), daikon, mitsuba, satoimo (Japanese taro), sansho (Japanese pepper), and ashitaba herb. I learnt…

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Susy’s front garden

Susy’s front garden in East Malvern Having moved to an East Malvern rental property from living overseas, Susy and Jason have quickly transformed their front garden to a living oasis overflowing with veggies, colourful bee-friendly flowers and garden ornaments which is enchantingly illuminated at dusk. The garden not only sustains them with produce, but its…

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