Category Archives: Vegetable Gardening

Photos: Our Spring Intro to Market Gardening course

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Spring is for new beginnings, and new plans. And new gardens, too. And for learning – always learning.

This Spring was the first time we’d run an Intro to Organic Market Gardening course somewhere other than our own farm. New farms, new fields, new folks.  Continue reading

September to September

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What a difference a year makes.

This time last September we were in full swing producing rows and rows of asian greens, and this September, it’s all about the egg cartons…  Continue reading

How to grow the Best Ever Tomatoes

Our 5 fave tomatoes: red pear tomatoes

Tomatoes are an unique plant when it comes to home gardening – for so many of us it’s one of the first plants we love to try.

After all, picking a fresh ripe tomato from the vine and popping it into your mouth to be reminded of what real homegrown tomatoes actually taste like is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

However, tomatoes can also be a little finicky. Yet, with a bit of know-how and some tricks up your sleeve you’ll be a master at your best-ever tomatoes in no time.  Continue reading

Bean Tipi Seeds – Who Wants Some?

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Last year we had a rather great success with our Bean tipi – it flourished and also got a great workout as a cubby. And at the end of the season, of course, we got beans. Lots.

So in the spirit of seed saving and paying it forward, we were thinking to pass on a bunch of our verified bean-tipi-capable scarlet runner + blue lake seeds. Would you like some?  Continue reading

What are your 5 Favourite Tomato Varieties?

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Hello Spring! It’s nearly tomato growing season. Have you planted your precious seeds in a sunny spot already?

Just incase you’re still in the process of getting to it, or wondering what to plant this year, we thought we’d share our five favourite varieties…  Continue reading

The Weekday Farmers Market as Community Activator

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The first time I heard the idea of a weekend farmers market criticised by a prominent local food advocate, I was a little shocked.

The second time, it made me think. And now… Continue reading

In which We Get Planting…

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The kitchen garden is an essential part of any life lived in a house with a yard, in my opinion.

I love the small cycles it brings us closer to with the ebb and flow of growth, flower and fruit. The dry and the wet. And the crunch of harvest.

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Would you like to win a Patch from Scratch?

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So this is exciting – we’re teaming up with Organic Gardener Magazine to offer a Permaculture Garden Makeover for one lucky duck – who wants in?

The competition is Australia wide and entries close 30th September, so get writing on your entries, people! So much goodness in this one…  Continue reading

Our 5 Fave Market Gardening tools: Allsun Farm

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When it comes to learning market gardening from the experts, we think Michael and Joyce from Allsun Farm are up there with the best.

They walked us through setting up our original market garden at the old Milkwood property in Mudgee many years ago, and are still teaching our Organic Market Gardening Masterclass at their thriving productive property in Gundaroo, NSW.  Continue reading

Permaculture futures: Urban GreenSpace

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Most of us know all too well that our cities could do with more green space.

Adding flora to our concrete jungles has proven to bring huge benefits to our physical health by lowering overall temperatures, reducing pollution, and buffering noise.

Green Space is also super for our mental health – creating space where communities can be strengthened, and anxieties are lowered.  Continue reading

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