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Save unwanted olives and get free local olive oil

Such a great idea, those with excess olives from their garden can also harvest and deliver them on that weekend. Olives to Oil 2019 Olives to Oil is an annual celebration that brings communities together in the name of sustainable

Save unwanted olives and get free local olive oil

Such a great idea, those with excess olives from their garden can also harvest and deliver them on that weekend. Olives to Oil 2019 Olives to Oil is an annual celebration that brings communities together in the name of sustainable

DIY Fruit Fly Traps in My Garden

I was so absorbed in writing up the demo that I’ve forgotten to show the target end-product…duh! ¬†Nevermind here they are, without any other distractions ūüôā ¬†As they are DIY, yours may not look the same but at least you

DIY Fruit Fly Traps in My Garden

I was so absorbed in writing up the demo that I’ve forgotten to show the target end-product…duh! ¬†Nevermind here they are, without any other distractions ūüôā ¬†As they are DIY, yours may not look the same but at least you

DIY Fruit Fly Trap Demo

Here are the details of the fruit fly trap demo we did recently. ¬†There are 2 simple traps – a sticky yellow one and a baiting liquid trap. Sticky trap You’ll need: Plastic sleeve – can be reused ziplock, document

DIY Fruit Fly Trap Demo

Here are the details of the fruit fly trap demo we did recently. ¬†There are 2 simple traps – a sticky yellow one and a baiting liquid trap. Sticky trap You’ll need: Plastic sleeve – can be reused ziplock, document

Fruit Flies – Trapping option

Do you grow your own fruits and vegetables?  Do you share your excess or do you receive fresh food from other generous growers?  You may have experienced various pests at the different stages of the food production.  Pest management is

Fruit Flies – Trapping option

Do you grow your own fruits and vegetables?  Do you share your excess or do you receive fresh food from other generous growers?  You may have experienced various pests at the different stages of the food production.  Pest management is

Rare opportunity to grow your own food

One of our local followers is offering her garden for a team of gardeners to grow their own food.  There are plenty of raised garden beds, 12,000 litres capacity of rainwater tanks and compost bays.  All set in a neat,

Rare opportunity to grow your own food

One of our local followers is offering her garden for a team of gardeners to grow their own food.  There are plenty of raised garden beds, 12,000 litres capacity of rainwater tanks and compost bays.  All set in a neat,

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 ‚Äď Be prepared. It‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď Be prepared masterclass is a forum for growers and businesses in the Yarra Valley to

Fruit Fly ‚Äď Be prepared. It‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď 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 Рsaute 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 Рsaute 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