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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 »

Recipe Sweet Passionfruit Stars

Recipe Sweet Passionfruit Stars desert

Ingredients 4 1/4 teaspoons gelatine 4 tablespoons water 10 passionfruit, pulped (2/3 cup) 1 1/4 cups (310ml) milk 200g carton vanilla yoghurt 2 tablespoons caster sugar 4 x star-shaped moulds* (1/2 cup capacity) strawberries and extra passionfruit, to serve   Method 1. Sprinkle gelatine into water in a cup. Stand cup 
in a pot containing a small amount of simmering ... Read More »

Top 10 summer scented flowers

Gardenia Florida

A beautiful garden can tantalise all of the senses, but fragrance is an often underrated pleasure. To step outside on a summer’s day and be flooded with the delightful fragrance of some of these beauties can be truly heavenly. Gardenia Gardenia spp.summer. Gardenias are available in many forms, ranging from miniatures and groundcovers to large shrubs. Common to all gardenias are ... Read More »

Passionate for passionfruit – Growing Passion fruit vines

How to gros Passionfruit #fruit #flower #garden #aboutthegarden

A favourite in warm temperate to
tropical Australian gardens where they 
can grow year round, the passionfruit originates from South America. This 
lovely climber has it all; lush foliage,
beautiful flowers and of course, delicious fruit! Planting In warmer zones with mild winters, passionfruit can be planted throughout the year. In cool or cold zones, plant only during the warmer time of ... Read More »

Pumpkin Salad

Pumpkin Salad recipe

Ingredients: 1/4 pumpkin 300g Penne pasta 175g trim cut bacon 2 cloves garlic 1/2 capsicum, diced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp brown sugar juice of half a lemon 1 punnet cherry tomatoes handful of fresh basil, marjoram and parsley 50g baby spinach pepper to taste 100g feta cheese   Method: 1. Peel and dice pumpkin and boil or steam ... Read More »

How to grow Pumpkin Power

How to Grow Pumpkin Power #australia #gardening #garden #vegetable #aboutthegarden

Delicious in scones, soup and puddings, the sweet, creamy texture of pumpkin also makes it a favourite in vegetarian curries and other dishes. What’s more, pumpkin is so easy to grow it is a favourite in the children’s garden. Here’s how to get the most from your pumpkin patch! Pumpkins are so easy to grow that they have been known ... Read More »

Citrus Bud Mites and Rust Mites

rust #desease #rust #garden #aboutthegarden

Various citrus mites can be the cause of deformed flowers, deformed leaves, distorted fruit, grey or rusty foliage and discoloured fruit. The mites themselves cannot be seen by the naked eye as they are microscopic in size. If these pests occur on your fruit trees, control them by spraying with Searles Wettable Sulphur. You may need to repeat spray to ... Read More »