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Andrea Durrheim

Australian Veggie Gardening: Things to Do in Winter

It’s winter, but you don't need to put your gardening hobby on hold. In fact, there are plenty of vegetables to grow for winter. Apart...

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Dan Ross

When is my corn ready? A Guide to Harvesting Corn Varieties

Corn, a versatile and delicious grain, boasts a diverse range of varieties, each with its own unique harvesting methods and ideal times. Whether you're cultivating...

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Dan Ross

Ten Fun and Flavourful Ways to Use Up Green Tomatoes

As the season winds down and the cooler weather approaches, your garden might still be overflowing with a bounty of... green tomatoes. While the classic...

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Dan Ross

Managing Tomato Diseases Caused by Wet Weather

The weather has taken a surprisingly wet turn in many parts of Australia this summer and whilst it’s kept many gardens looking green deep into...

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Andrea Durrheim

The 10 Best Veggies to Grow in Pots or Small Spaces

Nobody has unlimited space to grow plants in, and some of us have very small spaces indeed. For some, it’s a window box, a balcony,...

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Dan Ross

The Ten Healthiest Winter Veggies to Grow in Australia

Take it from the experts (and your mum): veggies are good for you! But when you grow them in your own garden, they’re better than...

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Dan Ross

Dan’s Garden – Year in Review

Well! Despite good intentions to write regularly, there’s been a slight two-year hiatus since the last time I wrote about our Seeds of Plenty patch....

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Andrea

Climbing or Bush Beans: Which is Right for You?

Planting beans enriches the soil while giving you an edible crop you’ll love. They’re so easy to grow! But the one question that many beginner...

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How to Choose the Right Size Pot for Your Plant

Are you thinking of growing veggies and flowers in pots? Great idea! But what type of pots should you choose? You’ve a lot more leeway...

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Managing Common Problems in Indoor Seed Starting

Starting your seeds indoors gives you a head start on Spring, but since no plant on earth is actually an “indoor plant,” you’ll need to...

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How to Start Tomatoes and Capsicums Indoors

Getting a head start in your veggie garden may involve a bit of beating Mother Nature at her own game. Waiting till conditions are good...

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Understanding Companion Planting in Your Veggie Patch

Companion planting means growing plants that benefit each other together. Although one rarely heard about companion planting twenty years ago, it has gained a lot...

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Seed Saving Tips to Keep the Harvests Coming

Buying seeds doesn’t break the bank, and the harvests you get more than justify the initial outlay, but there’s still something infinitely satisfying about saving...

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How to Make a Cheap Home Made Compost Bin

Making your own compost is fun, easy, and frugal. Transform your garden and kitchen waste into rich compost that supercharges your gardening success. If you...

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5 Different Ways to Use Your Harvested Herbs

There’s something romantic about being able to say you grow your own herbs, and most of us start our home herb gardens with dreamy-eyed thoughts...

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When to Pick Tomatoes For the Best Flavour and Colour

Sounds like an easy question, doesn’t it? And there’s also an easy answer. But you may want to consider a few side-issues before you put...

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3 Fabulous Ways to Use Your Autumn Veggie Harvest

Autumn is a busy time for gardeners as summer harvests end and winter sowing begins. One of the problems you may experience is just what...

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Germinating Capsicums: Tips for Australian Gardeners

Every garden and gardener is different, and so we all experience our share of challenges when it comes to growing plants. Capsicums, the group of...

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How to Grow Glass Gem Corn in Australia

Anyone who has had a browse through the Seeds of Plenty product range will know that veggies can be pretty. Few could be prettier, however,...

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Troubleshooting Tomatoes

Tomatoes don’t often give one any trouble, but when they do, it can be terribly discouraging. Just picture my dismay when my summer crop of...

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Seeds of Plenty: Dans Garden Update

It’s been about 9 months since my last post and quite a lot has happened in the garden since then. In my last post, I...

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Andrea

Thyme Lawn: Everything You Need to Know

I’m not a lover of traditional lawns. In truth, they’re a green desert that devours labour and water with equal zest. Admittedly, they do take...

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Andrea

What is Succession Planting? An Australian Garden Guide

One of the “problems” with taking up gardening is the sheer volume of terms one encounters. For those in the know, a few convenient words...

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Cucumbers: How to Grow in Australia

There’s a common misconception that growing cucumbers is difficult. It certainly can be if the conditions are wrong – but that’s true of any plant....

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Veggie Garden: 8 Easy Steps to Start a Veggie Garden

It’s hot, it’s trending, and all your friends are posting pics of tasty-looking garden veg on their social media pages. You’d love to get started...

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Easy Chillies to Grow in Australia

To kick-off, let’s just clarify that just about all chillies are pretty easy to grow – as long as the seeds are fresh and the...

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Storing Your Heirloom Seeds - Top Tips

Today, we’re going to share one of the top benefits of growing heirloom seeds and storing your heirloom seeds. While it’s nice knowing that you’re...

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Andrea

How to Grow Beefsteak Tomatoes

Have you ever bought tomatoes that were all juice and no flavour? Tired of soggy sandwiches and watery sauces? Homegrown tomatoes are the answer for...

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5 Veggies and Flowers to Plant this Spring

It’s almost Spring: a magical time when everything wants to grow, so let’s make the most of it! Spoiling Australian gardeners for choice has one...

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New in the Seeds of Plenty Veggie Patch

We’re super-excited about the new additions to our range of seeds. They include some really unusual vegetable varieties to spice up your gardening experience and...

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Dan Ross

6 Best Nasturtiums to Grow in Australia

Home gardeners can generally be divided into two broad categories. Those who grow plants for their bounty and those who grow them for their beauty....

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3 Seed Treatments For Better Results

Ask any experienced gardener for advice and they’ll tell you that a considerable amount of your garden’s success hinges on your seeds. What do we...

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Tips and Tricks to Save Water in Your Garden

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again. Fresh water is a precious resource – and it’s in short supply. Growing food at home...

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Top Tips for Planning a Flower Garden

How shall we begin? I could give you a botany lesson…. DON’T RUN AWAY! I promise I won’t do it! Instead of cramming your head...

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Andrea

How to Dry Chillies in 4 Easy Ways

You like it hot and you loved the idea of growing your own chillies at home. But there were so many interesting varieties, the seeds...

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Dan's Garden - Sad chilli seedlings and new beginnings

It’s been a good few months since my last garden update. At that time, I had some very depressed looking chilli seedlings which in the...

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Andrea

Top Water Saving Tips For the Garden

Hey, there, Australia! It’s hot! If winter chill is hard on plants, you can bet that summer heat is too. The challenge? Drought! Here’s how...

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Chives and Coriander: A Treat for Your Taste Buds

What do chives and coriander have in common? They’re both a tangy treat for your taste buds! Australian veg gardeners should definitely include these two...

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Andrea

Grow Eggplants and Zucchini This Summer

Some crops are just made for hotter weather, Eggplants and Zucchini fit the bill. Zucchini (also known as courgettes or baby marrows) and Eggplants (brinjals)...

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How to Succession Plant in Summer

If you’re sighing because you just encountered yet another horticultural term you aren’t yet sure what to do with, relax! Here’s the lowdown in the...

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The Beginner's Guide to Growing Okra

To get started with the beginner’s guide to growing Okra, I have to begin with a confession. I’ve never grown or eaten Okra before. However,...

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Edible Flowers to Grow in Australia

Those with botanical leanings will already know that artichokes, broccoli and cauliflower are really edible flowers, but there are also flowering plants with edible blooms...

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Summer Seed Sowing Tips for Australian Gardeners

It’s November already! 2020 has been all about the home, and hobbies and pastimes you can enjoy at home. Of course, gardening is high on...

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Growing Basil in Australia

Basil is one of the world’s most popular herbs, and just about everyone is familiar with its delicious aroma and the way it enhances flavour....

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Gardening Know how: Sun or Shade?

On the surface it’s an easy point: sun or shade? Read about what’s needed and give your plants just that. But as with all things...

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Growing Baby's Breath in Australia

Flower-arranging is a fantastic hobby, but if you’re buying all or most of what you need from florists, it can be a costly one. Prices...

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Andrea Durrheim

Seed Sowing Tips for Australian Gardeners

I’ll admit it. After over 20 years growing plants commercially, I still look at seeds and think: “How will you ever turn into a plant?”...

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Easy to Grow Veg for The Purple Thumb

Gardening is an art that often seems to be shrouded in mystery – especially when we hear about the need for “green fingers,” a mysterious...

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Growing Tomatoes in Australia

Growing tomatoes in Australia is easy and rewarding. As we continue to explore and try some of the less usual varieties, we’re discovering that they’re...

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