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

    Makaru (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 Makaru 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 traditionally...
  • Seasonal Recipe: Roasted Fennel With Garlic and Herbs

    Seasonal Recipe: Roasted Fennel With Garlic and Herbs

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    Preparation time: 8 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutesServes: 4 Enjoy this delicious and simple side-dish recipe! Ingredients 2 large bulbs of fennel 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon thyme [optional] 1/4 parmesan   Method Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celcius Remove stalks from the fennel bulbs. Cut each bulb in half lengthwise and then...
  • The Best Way To Grow Mushrooms At Home

    The Best Way To Grow Mushrooms At Home

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    Growing mushrooms is a whole different ball game to growing fruits and veggies. It may seem a little daunting at first but growing your own mushrooms is so easy and satisfying!    The Easiest Way To Grow Mushrooms At Home We love that these Mushroom Grow Kits are so easy to use (you can grow mushrooms right on your kitchen bench!) and that they recycle waste coffee grounds collected from Australian cafes.  With a little added moisture,...
  • Bicarb PART 2: How To Use Bicarbonate of Soda for Household Cleaning, Gardening and More

    Bicarb PART 2: How To Use Bicarbonate of Soda for Household Cleaning, Gardening and More

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    Bicarbonate of soda has been used for centuries for all kinds of household, personal and cooking purposes. In this article, learn how to use bicarb soda for dish washing, household cleaning, gardening, rust & stain removal, pest control and more. If you haven't already, be sure to read our PART 1 bicarb article: What Is Bicarbonate of Soda? Sodium Bicarbonate is a cheap, safe,...
  • 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...
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