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Queensland Fruit Fly Info and Assistance

For those who have listened to Bronwyn (Queensland Fruit Fly Regional Coordinator Yarra Valley) talk to us about the threat of Queensland fruit flies in the Yarra Valley and how to prevent them, as well as for those who have

Queensland Fruit Fly Info and Assistance

For those who have listened to Bronwyn (Queensland Fruit Fly Regional Coordinator Yarra Valley) talk to us about the threat of Queensland fruit flies in the Yarra Valley and how to prevent them, as well as for those who have

Fruit Fly – Be prepared. It’s on the Yarra Valley doorstep

Queensland Fruit Fly is now widespread in northern Victoria and is threatening Yarra Valley fruit production.  Prevention is the key.   The Fruit Fly – Be prepared masterclass is a forum for growers and businesses in the Yarra Valley to

Fruit Fly – Be prepared. It’s on the Yarra Valley doorstep

Queensland Fruit Fly is now widespread in northern Victoria and is threatening Yarra Valley fruit production.  Prevention is the key.   The Fruit Fly – Be prepared masterclass is a forum for growers and businesses in the Yarra Valley to

“My Handkerchief Garden” by Charles Barnard

This is not a book review.  I just happened to stumble upon this book that was mentioned in one of the gardening newsletters I subscribe to.  My curiosity got the better of me and I plunged right into this book

“My Handkerchief Garden” by Charles Barnard

This is not a book review.  I just happened to stumble upon this book that was mentioned in one of the gardening newsletters I subscribe to.  My curiosity got the better of me and I plunged right into this book

Garlic bulbils

What do you do with your garlic bulbils?  I have tried 2 things – saute them in a stir fry and plant them in pots, both of which are successful in my opinion! In this post, I will be sharing

Garlic bulbils

What do you do with your garlic bulbils?  I have tried 2 things – saute them in a stir fry and plant them in pots, both of which are successful in my opinion! In this post, I will be sharing

Soil mineral deficiency

I stumbled upon this article and thought that it’s a good follow-on from our soil talk in the middle of the year.  I find the article interesting but it is by no means a guide for your soil.  As I

Soil mineral deficiency

I stumbled upon this article and thought that it’s a good follow-on from our soil talk in the middle of the year.  I find the article interesting but it is by no means a guide for your soil.  As I

Advanced Composting

This post features an article from the Local Food Connect newsletter (LFC News) where Dianne from Edendale ran an advanced composting workshop at Diamond Valley Library.  I found the information complements very well with the Soil Talk we had recently

Advanced Composting

This post features an article from the Local Food Connect newsletter (LFC News) where Dianne from Edendale ran an advanced composting workshop at Diamond Valley Library.  I found the information complements very well with the Soil Talk we had recently

Fruit tree grafting session

At the 1st Saturday of August swap, Woz demonstrated fruit tree grafting technique (whip and tongue join) which included details about rootstock and scions, budding vs grafting knives, and the most important item in the grafting toolbox – bandaid!

Fruit tree grafting session

At the 1st Saturday of August swap, Woz demonstrated fruit tree grafting technique (whip and tongue join) which included details about rootstock and scions, budding vs grafting knives, and the most important item in the grafting toolbox – bandaid!

Homegrown chia seeds

Spring is coming around again and I wanted to share this now so that if you’re interested, it’s the right time to start.  I experimented with growing chia seeds from seeds (bought for consumption) last year and they did really

Homegrown chia seeds

Spring is coming around again and I wanted to share this now so that if you’re interested, it’s the right time to start.  I experimented with growing chia seeds from seeds (bought for consumption) last year and they did really

Soil, naturally

I have finally edited and uploaded the talk on soil by Diana.  I hope it will be useful for those who have missed it. Here’s the link to the soil profile Diana referred to. A few notes from the talk

Soil, naturally

I have finally edited and uploaded the talk on soil by Diana.  I hope it will be useful for those who have missed it. Here’s the link to the soil profile Diana referred to. A few notes from the talk

Veges having a bath

If you’re renovating your bathroom and have decided that the bath is a waste of water and space, don’t throw it out!  Just hand it down to the veges in your garden… Have a look at how our veges are

Veges having a bath

If you’re renovating your bathroom and have decided that the bath is a waste of water and space, don’t throw it out!  Just hand it down to the veges in your garden… Have a look at how our veges are