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How to plant and grow onions

How to grow, plant harvest onions in Australia #aboutthegardenma

Onions are a kitchen pantry essential and compared to other vegetables are very easy to grow in poor soil.  Plant onions seedlings to guarantee a good supply at the ready. Planting onions Autumn and winter are a great time to plant onions. They tolerate poor soils and dislike fresh fertiliser. Good drainage is essential — raised beds in an open, ... Read More »

Herbs that love the heat – Summer herbs

Herbs that love the heat in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.in

Basil Plant basil in a sheltered position and keep it well-watered in the heat of summer. Pruning (or regular harvest) can keep the plants compact and also extend their productive life. Unlike most herbs, its flavour increases with cooking. Includes sweet basil, purple basil, etc. Chives Hardy in garden beds or in pots, plant chives in full sun but don’t ... Read More »

How to grow a pineapple

How to grow, plant Pineapples in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazi

This summer try growing a pineapple. Pineapples are part of the bromeliad family so naturally they will grow well in warmer weather. They grow extremely well in sub-tropical and tropical climates and look striking potted up in large pots. A real statement for patios and a talking piece when the pineapples start to appear.  To start the process, buy a ... Read More »

Growing Mulberries

Mulberries growing in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.indd

It is such one of life’s simple pleasures to walk about in your garden in the warmer months and notice rich juicy berries ready for picking. For most the temptation is too great and they are consumed right there and then. Mulberries will be forming on their trees soon. Unlike raspberries and boysenberries which prefer a cool climate, mulberries are ... Read More »

Vegetable Companion Plants – Autumn

Vegetables companion plants autumn about the garden

   If your planting a vegetable garden this Autumn, it’s a good idea to keep some basic companion planting principles in mind when sowing or planting vegetable seedlings. Situating your vegetable plants next to the ‘right friends’ is a bit like socialising at a family gathering. Think about it, your more likely to engage and have a good time with ... Read More »

Growing Spices at Home this Spring

Growing Spices at Home this Spring in the garden

Replicating the intoxicating aromas and flavours we experience in restaurants can be as simple as obtaining high quality spices, and there’s no better way than growing spices at home this spring! Spice History The spice trade has a rich history. In the early days, spices did more than simply improve the flavour of food — they served in the vital function of food preservation. Early sea traders ... Read More »

How to Grow Beans

Growing beans in Australia vegetable garden

Beans are an easy-to-grow, productive and nutritious warm-season crop. Eaten cooked or raw, they are an excellent source of dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Preparing the Soil Beans prefer a slightly acidic soil between pH 6.5–5.5 (learn how to use a soil pH test kit). They need full sun and a well-drained, friable soil. At least two weeks before ... Read More »

How to Grow Fruit Trees in Pots

How to grow potted fruit trees in australia #aboutthegardenmagazine

Growing fruit trees in pots allows you to have them in paved areas and unlikely garden spaces. So you can grow your own fruity harvest in the smallest of spaces! Choosing the right pot To grow a decent, fruit bearing tree, it is recommended that you use a pot at least 40cm in size, depending on the size the tree ... Read More »

How to Grow Beetroot

Growing beetroot in Australia vegetable garden #aboutthegarden

  Beetroot is great to have on hand and is so easy to grow, you’ll only wish you’d planted some sooner…  How to plant Beetroot is best sown as seed, although if transplanted carefully, seedlings will also develop well. Where to plant Beetroot will grow best in a loose, fairly sandy soil. They are not fussy however, and will also grow well in ... Read More »