Category Archives: raised garden beds

December Gardening Guide

Zone 0: Planning is well underway for the heat of summer – collecting jars and bottles for the summer fruit harvest, while Mum’s jam making has continued unabated from winter’s citrus marmalades through to loquat jam and jelly, mulberry jam … Continue reading

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November Garden Guide

Zone 0: Spring cleaning is largely over, and yielded great opportunities to share no-longer-needed items with the community, as well as providing loads of carbon-rich compost material (i.e. paperwork)… Zone 1: Tomato and capsicum seedlings have gone back into our … Continue reading

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Open Day – this Sunday

It’s that time of year again… just when the sun disappears, the rain hits, the weeds pop up and the fruit trees start dropping their tired old leaves everywhere, we fling the gate open and welcome you into our little warts-and-all … Continue reading

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Beginners’ Edible Organic Gardening course

“I got a raised garden bed for Christmas and I’m not sure what to do next…” “We just moved and we finally have room to grow some fruit and veg but it’s a bit overwhelming…” “I kill every plant that … Continue reading

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All aboard the garden bus!

Howling winds and sudden downpours couldn’t keep a busload of keen Adelaide gardeners away from community gardens on the first of October. Organised by Jo Staniforth of Kitchen Gardens SA, this was a bus tour that criss-crossed our fair city … Continue reading

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Spring Open Day – Monday October 7th

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Autumn garden blitz time

Thank goodness, some real rain at last- the soil is softening, the plants are coming to life (and the weeds too), and although cooler temperatures mean growth is not as rapid as the great bloom of spring, at least there … Continue reading

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