• Makuru (June/July) Jobs in the Garden and What to Plant in Perth

    Makuru (June/July) Jobs in the Garden and What to Plant in Perth

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    The winter months of June and July, known as Makuru when following the indigenous calendar, is a busy time in the garden in Perth. In nature, the animals will start to pair up ahead of the breeding season. Wild flowers that will start to emerge include the blues and purples of the blueberry lily (Dianella revoluta) and the purple flags (Patersonia occidentalis).  Although Makuru is...
  • Plant Feature: Chilli and Capsicum

    Plant Feature: Chilli and Capsicum

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    Capsicums and chillies are easy to grow and a healthy bush can produce bountiful harvests every year! Enjoy this guide and our top tips for growing abundant capsicums and chillies.     Types of capsicums Capsicum annuum: most common types including jalapenos, bell peppers, paprika, cayenne and chilli peppers Capsicum chinense: hotter species of chillies Capsicum frutescens: smaller fruits including tabasco and Thai peppers Image from...
  • Get Ready For Spring: Seeds To Sow in August

    Get Ready For Spring: Seeds To Sow in August

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    Hit the ground running in Spring by sowing seeds now in August! Here in Perth, we experience a Mediterranean climate with cool, rainy Winters and hot, dry Summers. The Perth area is often grouped into a Warm Temperate climate, which is very similar but typically features higher Summer rainfall. The following August planting guide is for the Perth area. If you are from another...
  • 3 Handy Phone Apps To Use In The Garden

    3 Handy Phone Apps To Use In The Garden

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    There are mountains of gardening information all over the internet but for most gardeners, we still have so many questions that can't be answered by a generalised gardening blog. The team from Urban Revolution have come together to share some gardening phones apps that we find useful in our own gardens and hope that they can help you out too! *We are not affiliated...
  • Microgreen or Sprout? Best Methods for Different Seeds (and what they taste like)

    Microgreen or Sprout? Best Methods for Different Seeds (and what they taste like)

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    Microgreens and sprouts are essentially the same concept but are grown in different ways. Different seeds are better suited to either sprouting or growing as a microgreen, while other seeds suit both growing methods but may yield a slightly different result. For example, mung beans can be sprouted with a short shoot, or can be grown for its long, crunchy microgreen shoot. Click here...
  • 5 Ways To Grow Microgreens and Sprouts (plus the difference between them and their health benefits)

    5 Ways To Grow Microgreens and Sprouts (plus the difference between them and their health benefits)

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    Growing microgreens and sprouting are two of the easiest, fastest, most nutritious and most rewarding things you could possibly grow at home. You may need a green thumb to grow fruits and vegetables but not for sprouts! See all of our sprouting and microgreen seeds, kits and more here.   What's the difference between microgreens and sprouts? Both microgreens and sprouts are the young shoots...
  • The Fail-Safe Way To Grow Potatoes (Growing Potatoes In Bags)

    The Fail-Safe Way To Grow Potatoes (Growing Potatoes In Bags)

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       Learn the easiest way to grow potatoes at home in this video where Alana from the Vic Park Community Centre interviews Jo from Urban Revolution on back-yard potato growing. You can find everything you need on our Vic Park or online store, including certified disease-free seed potatoes, potato grow bags, straw mulch, mature compost, harvesting scoops and potato brushes.   Learn more ways...
  • May Plant Feature: Growing Spinach In Australia

    May Plant Feature: Growing Spinach In Australia

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    Spinach is a quick, easy, cool weather crop that is packed full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. May is the perfect time to start growing spinach for the cooler months if you haven't started growing some already! There are lots of different varieties of spinach - we'll tell you all about them and how to grow healthy, thriving spinach in this article.   Health Benefits...
  • How To Sow Seeds Using A Seedling Flat

    How To Sow Seeds Using A Seedling Flat

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    Seedling flats or trays are a fabulous way to germinate seeds, grow healthy seedlings (without single-use plastic pots or punnets), and to use for succession planting to extend the harvest. They allow your plants to start out and thrive in a protected, nutritious, and microbe-rich soil to produce strong seedlings that are more likely to succeed. A range of different seed types can be...
  • March Plant Feature: How To Grow Beetroot

    March Plant Feature: How To Grow Beetroot

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    Beetroot is not only a flavoursome and nourishing food - it is also an easy and low-maintenance vegetable to grow. Click here to check your climate - this may impact when you should sow beetroot - but in a Mediterranean climate like Perth, we can grow beets all year round. A common question is, are Beet Plants a different plant to Beetroot?  They are...
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