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Wicking Beds For Water Efficient Gardens

Wicking beds are a great idea for a dry continent like Australia, as they make efficient use of an increasingly scarce resource, our precious water. With droughts becoming increasingly frequent, wicking bed systems are becoming popular. They also help time poor gardeners, as they cut the time spent in watering. They are usually made as […]

Winter Worm Farm Tips

Composting worms tend to do best in temperatures around 15 – 24 degrees celsius ( 59 F – 75.2 F). So, how do we keep a worm farm population happy and healthy when the weather outside varies a lot from season to season? This article will look at some ways to help your worms through […]

Myth Busting Worm Food – Citrus

Should citrus be added to the worm farm, or is it too acidic for the worms and the worm farm environment in general? I can tell you first hand that I have always added citrus to my worm farms in small quantities, with no adverse results. Citrus is in season at the moment, so there’s […]

Myth Busting Worm Food – Onion

If you search, “adding onion to worm farms” on the internet, you may find a variety of sites recommending only small amounts be added, or that it shouldn’t be added at all. I can tell you that over my many years of worm farming, I have added it in along with the other kitchen scraps […]

Myth Busting Worm Food – Pineapple

A quick search over the internet reveals many different sites saying that pineapple should not be added to worm farms. Some sites even say that pineapple could harm and even kill the worms. I love fresh pineapple and it goes into my worm farm regularly. I always observe worms congregating around the chunks of pineapple. […]

WaterUps Wicking Bed System

Why I have partnered with WaterUps® Using WaterUps wicking bed systems can help people have success growing their own edibles and ornamental plants at home. Vegie gardeners can reduce their food miles, turning them to footsteps, which helps the environment on many different levels. Supermarket fruit and vegetables usually have a lot of single use […]

Eremophila – The genus as a garden subject

Article by Dr Lyndal Thorburn Lyndal Thorburn is leader of the Eremophila Study Group (ESG), which was founded in South Australia in 1986, under the auspices of the Australian Native Plant Society of Australia (ANPSA). Lyndal is a Life Member of the Australian Plants Society Canberra Region Inc. and a member of APS NSW.  She […]

How To Use A Compost Mate – video

    Angus demonstrates a nifty tool…..a very effective way to aerate your compost or worm farm. With just a few minutes of light work each week you’ll create the perfect conditions to encourage rapid decomposition. You can also use it to quickly bring rich, finished compost from the bottom of your bin to the […]