What The Soil?

What the Soil? Soil is THE MOST important thing in any garden, and it is the most likely thing you will get wrong if you don’t have success. SOIL MATTERS. In the vegetable gardens we do consultations on 9/10 times … Read More

What is all the pH-uss about pH?

Quite often I hear people say to me that there plants aren’t  doing so well.  They tell me, “I keep adding fertilizer but it just does’nt seem to be getting any better, in fact sometimes worse!” My reply usually comes … Read More

Planting Calendar

What Do I plant and When? I hear you ask oh green thumbed friend, Well we have heard your requests and we now are happy to present to you: The complete and concise planting calendar! For year round gardening advise, … Read More

Rosemary

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), a fragrant, perennial woody evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean region, is one of the most aromatic and pungent herbs around. It is one of the most commonly found herbs in a spice rack. With such an … Read More

What to Plant May & June

So this is still a great time of year for planting. With ease and grace Gaia nurtures and cares for your little baby plants and nurses them to full maturity. If you still don’t have your Brassicas in (broccoli, Cabbage … Read More

Uses of Comfrey

Comfrey (also comphrey) is native to Europe and Asia and have been cultivated by many cultures for over 2500 years. Comfrey are important herbs in organic gardening. It is used as herbal medicine and as a fertilizer. … Read More

12 Benefits of Having a Vegetable Garden

My grandmother grew her own vegetables. When I was little, we would pick the tomatoes from garden and it add it to our salads. I didn’t appreciate the benefits of growing your food back then but now that I think … Read More

Nematodes!…Nema-heard of them?

Ah, the feeling of planting out a new crop. Maybe it’s some new season veg or still some from last season that just isn’t performing as good as it should be. Maybe there are patches of your lawn that are … Read More

How to Make a Wicking Bed

A wicking bed is a water efficient garden made from easy to come by materials. Wicking beds are becoming increasingly popular and unique in that they water plants from below rather than above. Wicking beds have a waterproof lining that … Read More

What to Plant March & April…. And some edible weeds.

Happy Autumn Green Thumbs!! With a cool end to summer we can see the weather bringing us into what is undoubtedly going to be a nice cool start to Perth’s Autumn Season. we can see an array of new vegetables … Read More