• BUSH BEAN - Jade - Phaseolus vulgaris
    Andrea
    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 related to plants and nature, there are shades of grey between the black-and-white picture.  What
  • Baby's Breath
    Andrea
    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 vary depending on market conditions, but with plants like Baby’s Breath, the fine filler just
  • Tips on Seed Sowing
    Andrea
    Try These Basics for Seed Sowing Success 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?” Then they do what seeds do, which is
  • SILVERBEET - Ruby Red - Beta vulgaris var. cicla
    Andrea
    Gardening is an art that often seems to be shrouded in mystery – especially when we hear about the need for “green fingers,” a mysterious virtue that makes some people master-gardeners. The truth is, there’s no such thing as a
  • GrowingTomatoes_Beefsteak
    Andrea
    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 a lot more fun than we ever realized. We look at some tomato growing basics
  • Dans Garden - Chilli Blog
    Dan Ross
    Hi Everyone I wanted to do a very short update on our garden and what has been happening as we get ready for spring. It’s been very strange in Melbourne during the lockdown over the last 2 months, it’s like
  • orange and black snail on green mango fruit
    Andrea
    The pleasure of growing and harvesting your own veg and growing your own flowers cost-effectively are probably the primary reasons why you’re growing plants from seed. But you’re also eager to do things naturally. You’d love to harvest veggies that
  • TIps for growing herbs in Australia - Bergamot
    Dan Ross
    There’s just something magical-seeming about having your own herb garden. And Australians aren’t immune. But is herb gardening really practical? Let’s look at the benefits and practicalities of having your own herb garden – and what it takes to achieve
  • seed starting
    Dan Ross
    Do you want to miss out on the learning curve and speed through to seed starting success? Using the right soil for seed starting is a great place to start! Just to avoid confusion, we’ll distinguish between starting seeds in
  • Dan Ross
    Hi Everyone Welcome to the second edition of Dan’s Garden where I talk about what is happening at the Seeds of Plenty gardens. Today I wanted to follow on from the last edition and bring you up to date with
  • Dan Ross
    It’s what veggie gardeners dream of – and quite easily achieve: fresh, home-grown asparagus spears that would cost you a bomb in the shops, free to eat and enjoy every single spring! But as so many of you have asked,
  • CARROT - Rainbow Mix - Daucus carota
    Dan Ross
    If you thought that carrots were just carrots, big ones for soup and baby ones as a side, you’ve obviously been meeting with the wrong kind of carrots! In this post, we’ll introduce you to a few very popular varieties
  • Radishes
    Dan Ross
    Whether you’re already an avid veggie gardener or are taking your first tentative steps towards growing your own veg, radishes are a must-have for your containers or garden veg beds. Some of the facts about radishes that we’re going to
  • Urban Farm Plot
    Dan Ross
    With the Coronavirus outbreak making world headlines, there’s widespread anxiety about food security. A lot of people are suddenly thinking about self-sufficiency, or as close as they can get to it. And that means growing one’s own food. While many
  • Dan's Garden
    Dan Ross
    Hi Everyone, and welcome to the first Seeds of Plenty garden blog. My name is Dan and I am the founder, owner and main worker at Seeds of Plenty.  This first blog entry is a little late but I hope