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Recipe Garlic Prawn Skewers

Garlic prawn skewers Recipe #basil #pasta #recipe #aboutthegarden

Ingredients wooden skewers soaked in water for 1 hour prior 1 1/2 tbsps olive oil 3 x cloves garlic, crushed 1 small chilli, deseeded & crushed 1 tbsp lemon juice Salt & pepper 500g green prawns, shelled with tails intact   Method 1. Combine olive oil, garlic, chillies, lemon juice, salt & pepper in a bowl 2. Add green prawns ... Read More »

Summer flower planting guide by regional zones Australia

Summer Planting Guide Flowers Australia #aboutthegarden

What colour will grow in your garden this Summer? Have no idea? Then refer to our regional zone planting guide! It’s so easy, just locate your  zone on the map and discover all the colour you can be enjoying. If you are having difficulty reading the planting guide or wish to print off a PDF copy refer below. Happy Summer ... Read More »

Biodegradable Pots for Seedlings: Toilet Roll Method

Recycle old toilet rolls to germinate seeds!

Growing from seed is a cost effective way of getting your garden started, plus it’s a lot of fun for children to see how something as small as a carrot seed grows into a tasty vegetable for the kitchen table! Whilst you can purchase ‘seed raising trays‘ (which are very effective and great during colder months) recycling toilet rolls for ... Read More »

How to Grow Terrific Tomatoes

how to grow tomatoes in australia

There is nothing tastier than vine ripened tomatoes from the home garden. Planting Tomatoes need a sunny site and good drainage. Ensure seedlings are well anchored by planting them slightly deeper than the surrounding soil — tomato plants can become top-heavy and blow over. The taller varieties may need staking and it is best to do this at planting time ... Read More »

Tomato & Capsicum Blossom-end rot

disease for tomato & capsicum blossom-end rot

A common ailment with tomato and capsicum is blossom-end rot. This condition just effects the fruit and not the plant blossom or flower. The condition gets its name because the symptoms appear at the ‘blossom end’ of the fruit. The first sign of blossom-end rot is that the end of the fruit becomes off-whitish to brown in colour and takes ... Read More »

Summer herb, fruit & vegies planting guide by temperate zones

Summer Regional Planting Guide herb, fruit & vegies Australia #garden #aboutthegarden

What will grow in your garden this Summer? Have no idea? Then refer to our temperate zone planting guide! It’s so easy, just locate your  zone on the map and discover all the delicious produce you can be enjoying. If you are having difficulty reading the planting guide or wish to print off a PDF copy refer below. Happy Summer ... Read More »

Easy as! Grow salad in a potting mix bag

How to grow vegetables in a bag of potting mix

There is nothing better than a crispy, fresh salad and growing your own is so easy! If you’re trying your hand at gardening for the first time or simply don’t have the time or space for a large garden bed, salad can be grown straight in a bag of quality potting mix. It’s as easy as that! Supplies – Searles ... Read More »

Ant Control in the Garden

Ants can be a manic in the garden

When it comes to gardening, ants can be troublesome and sometimes downright painful, but did you know there is an easy solution to controlling these biting menaces? Ant problems Ants can create many problems in the garden such as building mounds in lawns and causing soil to become dry and water repellent (especially in pot plants) — not to mention ... Read More »

Recipe Fresh Tomato Bruschetta

Baby Spinach & Basil Homemade Pesto Recipe #basil2 #pasta #recipe #aboutthegarden

Warm weather is a time for Sunday Arvo BBQ’s and get-togethers. It’s also a time when you may find yourself in the position of having an abundance of tomatoes in the garden. So why not entertain your guests with this refreshing, fresh and delicious entree dish.     Read More »

Easy as make a scarecrow

Scarecrows are traditionally a decoy to keep pesky crows away from eating crops. They are usually in the form of a human-shape and filled with hay or straw. Their eerie demeanour has made them a popular prop for Halloween celebrations and also Scarecrow Festivals around the country (check this  out – Scarecrow Hinterland Festival). Scarecrows are very easy to make and lots of ... Read More »