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  • How to Reduce Your Water Footprint on Your Homestead
    A crucial step in the journey to sustainability is reducing the amount of water you use.  The best thing you can do is simply utilise less than you do now. While it’s easily said, it can be challenging to know where to start. Water is a precious resource and should… Read more
    Source: Permaculture Research Institute Published on February 25
  • How to Identify and Treat Herbicide Contamination of Commercial Soil, Compost and Manure
      Over the last decade, there have been increasing reports from gardeners that their vegetables and flowers have been damaged or killed after adding manure or compost to their gardens, or when they’ve planted into new soil they had delivered. In fact, the problems of contaminated composts adversely affecting horticultural… Read more
    Source: Deep Green Permaculture Published on February 23
  • Yarrow for Oral Care
    In a recent article I described the use of the herb yarrow (Achillea millefolium) as first aid for a bleeding wound. In this article, I’ll share how I came to swear by it for oral health care. This story begins with me losing two teeth in about 2009 and 2010…. Read more
    Source: Permaculture Research Institute Published on February 22
  • The Polyculture Project 2020 – Week 23
    There’s a hint of autumn in the air this week. Although the temperatures have been above 30°c at the time of writing this blog, there has been a cooler feel to some of the nights, and the evenings are definitely drawing in. Still no significant rainfall, since the end of… Read more
    Source: Permaculture Research Institute Published on February 20
  • 2021 | SERIES 32 | Episode 02
    Source: Gardening Australia Podcast Published on February 19
  • A Terrific Terrace
    Costa meets a young family that have created a fantastic productive garden in an inner-city courtyard…. Read more
    Source: Gardening Australia Podcast Published on February 19
  • FAQs – Tree Names | Geraniums and pelargoniums | Lining vegie beds
    Gardening Australia presenters answer commonly asked gardening questions…. Read more
    Source: Gardening Australia Podcast Published on February 19
  • Perlite in Potting Mix
    Jerry looks at the benefits of perlite in potting mix…. Read more
    Source: Gardening Australia Podcast Published on February 19
  • Pocket Perennial Perfection
    Jane meets a gardener who has transformed their suburban backyard into a colourful perennial paradise…. Read more
    Source: Gardening Australia Podcast Published on February 19
  • Plant Profile: Tomatillos
    Sophie profiles the tomatillo fruit…. Read more
    Source: Gardening Australia Podcast Published on February 19
  • Wild Cranbourne
    Millie discovers how the team at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne protect and manage remnant bushland and native wildlife around the gardens…. Read more
    Source: Gardening Australia Podcast Published on February 19
  • Irrigation Systems
    Josh profiles dripline and soaker hose irrigation systems…. Read more
    Source: Gardening Australia Podcast Published on February 19
  • Which Poo is Right for You?
    Tino gives the lowdown on the world of manure and explains which one is best for your patch… Read more
    Source: Gardening Australia Podcast Published on February 19
  • Ficus Cuttings Tip
    Jerry shares an easy propagation method for the popular potted ficus…. Read more
    Source: Gardening Australia Podcast Published on February 19
  • Problem-solving Natives
    Got a tricky spot in the garden?  Clarence shows you some of the many native plants that thrive in difficult conditions… Read more
    Source: Gardening Australia Podcast Published on February 19

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