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The main focus for our blog is to pass on information and tips about growing food using Permaculture methods, to help vegetable garden owners take responsibility for their garden and their own backyards allowing them to supplement their diet with real whole foods grown by themselves in a fully supported and natural way.


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Autumn is a good time to add organic matter to the soil and garden beds.

Compost Bin
Chook Pooh

Complete fertilisers

Can be purchased in bags or one can make create compost from kitchen scraps, dry leaves, coffee grounds and garden clippings.

Compost can be mixed / dug into the soil. Composts improves the soil and adds valuable nutrients to aid plant grow.

Homemade compost is best as it contains recycled goodness.

Worm Farm

Chicken manure

This can be purchased in pellet form and is best applied during rain. Spread around the drip line of trees and shrubs.

Cow manure

This can be purchased in bags and is added to the soil. Its great as it improves the soil. Raw cow manure is best mixed into compost and allowed to brew for a few weeks.

Horse manure

Cold dry manure. Can be applied straight onto a garden and mixed in. Or horse manure can be added to open compost bays or bins and allowed to mix and brew.

Liquid Fertiliser

Liquid fertiliser

Worm farms provide worm juice. Seasol is a great organic liquid fertiliser.


Acid Loving Plants

Acid loving plants

Include, Blue berries, Azaleas and Camellias. These plants require specific acid loving fertiliser and or compost.


Compost Ready Best times to add fertiliser, generally autumn and spring.


Growing Potatoes
Potatoes can be grown from spring to autumn. They can be grown straight into ground soil or in planter boxes.

Potatoes garden bed lined with newspaperhealthy soild added to the bed

Always use good healthy soil which can be a mix of premium potting mix and compost. Seed potatoes can be purchased from garden nurseries or if the potatoes in the cupboard at home start to seed then plant them.

Potatoes added onto the soilPotatoes then covered with more soil and lucerne

Once potatoes are in soil cover them with additional soil followed by lucerne or sugar cane mulch and then water. After a while the green stems will appear with leaves. As the stems grow cover with extra soil and mulch just leaving the very top of the stem / leaves exposed to the sunshine. Continue to add mulch during the growing period of 3 to 4 months. Then once the stems begin to go brown / yellow and die back, it’s time to harvest the potatoes.


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