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Grow a green manure this winter
It will improve your soil carbon and fertility when dug in before flowering and may even give you a free meal!
This is our first of two green manures essential in the first steps on the road to organic certification of our property (June 2013)
Organic Green Manures
Make your own eco pots or bio pots
Why buy your own pots to raise seeds and seedlings when you can make them yourself free of charge with recycled materials?
Here is a quick how-to video with simple instructions for planting seeds too. Remember the first water of your seeds should always be with a seaweed solution like Seachange (from my on-line organic shop) and then keep the pots and potting mix moist for germination.
Once the seeds poke through, a warm spot in filtered sun is appropriate and remember to water with a liquid fertiliser like Fish and Seaweed weekly or use Backyard Box, once again from my online organic shop.
Happy planting! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmYM4uB8KY0
Nobbly Carrots and Beetroots
Why are your carrots and beetroot nobbly? Could it be root knot nematodes?
Check out this 2 minute video for diagnosis as I'll show you what root knot nematodes look like on tomatoes, beetroot and carrots. You'll find a 4 step program for organic treatment and even possibly eradication!
Why have My Zucchinis died?
Oh no, your once thriving zucchini plant has suddenly wilted and died overnight. It happened in my
organic garden recently.
Why would it happen and what can you do about it?
Aussie Native Stingless Bees
Take a quick look at an active hive of native stingless bees. You'll see the hive box layers and the action taking place in the garden. Thousands of tirelss workers pollinating all your vegies and fruit. They are just great to have around! I do have some for sale as they become available once split. See my Organic Garden Shop page for more details.
Beneficial Insects and Coriander on an Organic Garden
Why do i love my coriander going to seed?
Take a look and find out a little more about this lovely herb in this short video.
Growing Cauliflowers Organically
A Mini video on growing your caulis deliciously, with a special tip for organic gardeners to keep you cauliflowers snowy white.
It's just a mini video, so won't take you more than a minute!
Three Types of Heirloom Organic Kale
Not sure what Kale looks like?
Perhaps you are undecided about which one to grow? This 1 minute video will give you the leafy basics for the best kale. Please remember if you are in a hot climate that this vegetable grows best over winter. Mine attracts lots of aphids if I leave it in past Christmas.
Controlling White curl grubs
My raised bed vegie garden was producing beautiful crops until recently, but suddenly my seedlings started to get eaten- overnight! Does this happen to your vegies? Wait til you see what I found in the raised bed.
How did I get rid of these hungry devils organically? Click to find out the solution and see if you have the same problem in your garden.
How to Control Fruit Fly Organically
Click on the link below for a quick video outlining the 4 easy steps to control fruit fly in your garden - organically. No more maggotty tomatoes/spoiled apricots or smelly capsicums. AND no need to poison yourself or contaminate your food either. Get rid of the pests organically and eat all of the harvest yourself! Click on the link for the video...
Growing Your Own Organic Water Chestnuts
They are a great vegetable for balcony gardens, kids love growing them, and they're delicious fresh in your stir fries and Asian dishes. So much better than the canned sorts fromthe store.
I show you how easy it is to get a wonderful harvest of water chestnuts in a large pot or tub. No rice paddy needed, and not even a bath as shown here.
And if you need some chestnuts to get started, contact me in Spring and early summer for a stash of your own.
Click on the link for the video...
How to Grow Organic Celery in 4 easy Steps - No Strings attached!
Does your home grown celery taste strong and grassy? Have you ever wondered how to blanch celery?
Is your celery stringy and tough? My easy steps for sweet, stringless celery will have you enjoying every morsel of your crop. PLUS, I'll show you the secrets to blanching celery. It's easy and really effective in providing you with delicious celery stems even the kids will like.
Click on the link for the video...
Linda Brennan - Live on ABC Radio