• 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...
  • Soil Microbiology Advice at Urban Revolution with EarthWhile Australia

    Soil Microbiology Advice at Urban Revolution with EarthWhile Australia

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    Free Soil Microbiology Advice - Pop-up Microscope Stall on Saturday 10th October 10am-1pm. Having a knowledge of the microbiology in your soil directly relates to your ability to understand soil health and its ability to grow strong and healthy plants. Bring a soil sample to Ellen and Georgina from EarthWhile Australia for some free advice about your soil health.
  • Plant Feature: Florence Fennel

    Plant Feature: Florence Fennel

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    Fennel is an easy, abundant plant to grow and Florence fennel is an extra special variety. Florence fennel is the bulb variety of fennel that can be eaten as a vegetable as compared to common varieties; wild, bronze or sweet that are grown for their leaves, pollen and seeds only. Not only can the Florence variety bulb, stems, leaves, pollen and seeds be eaten but this...
  • All You Need To Know About 'Certified Organic'

    All You Need To Know About 'Certified Organic'

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    Organic fruit & veg, dry foods, skin products and other items are a hot topic at the moment, but what does it actually mean if something's Certified Organic and why would you choose organic over conventional? In this article, we discuss what it means if something is Certified Organic and how this benefits human health and also benefits the planet.   What Does Certified Organic...
  • Organic, Biodynamic and Regenerative Agriculture

    Organic, Biodynamic and Regenerative Agriculture

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    There are so many buzz words being thrown around today; sustainable, organic, biodynamic, regenerative... but what do they all actually mean? The answers will probably not only surprise you but also empower you to be able to support those who are trying to change things for the better. Read on to find out more!   Summary Regenerative agriculture is a healthy and sustainable farming practice that...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Composting Helps Reverse Climate Change

    Composting Helps Reverse Climate Change

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    For the average Australian household, at least half of what goes in our bins to be sent to landfill is compostable. This not only creates tonnes of extra waste but also directly causes greenhouse gas emissions. You may be surprised to learn that food waste in Australian landfills creates the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as our entire aviation industry, or our steel and iron...
  • Everything You Need To Know About Growing Potatoes

    Everything You Need To Know About Growing Potatoes

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    While store-bought potatoes are readily available all year round, nothing beats the flavour of the home grown version. Potatoes can be grown in most climates if you choose a suitable variety. They can be grown in the ground, in pots, or in bags, making them a great choice no matter how much growing room you have.   What Do You Need To Grow Potatoes?...
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