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GARDEN GUIDES AND BROCHURES

COLD COMPOSTING:

Somewhere in the ethers of time, the art of composting was mistakenly thought to involve dumping all your grass clippings, food scraps and other garden waste randomly in a pile in the deepest darkest depths of the garden. Practitioners of his dark art usually grew a very healthy rodent population and rarely any compost. Hands up if this sounds like you at some stage of your life. (I’m guilty officer.) .

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WORM FARMS:

Worm farming isn’t highly technical, but worms do require a little care and knowledge to keep them happy (and alive). Worm farms are home to tiger worms (Eisenia fetida) which are adapted to eat decomposing organic materials. You’ll rarely find them in t

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HOT COMPOSTING:

Hot composting is when you layer together carbon and nitrogen materials (food scraps, grass clippings, manure, straw, leaves, wood chips etc) into a large pile all in one go. Add water as you go and hey presto, your compost should be steam­ing hot within a few days. Cover it to keep moisture in, tum it when it starts to cool and within six to nine months you should have glorious compost .

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WINTER VEG

With some effort and forward planning. your garden can supply a bounty during winter to ward off scurvy during the lean, cold months. Some areens will happily grow outside all winter long with little or no help. Often the self-seeded ones seem to do best the random silverbeet, the weedy patch of rocket, the ever-spanding miners lettuce. But be prepared for curve balls. A warm autumn, a long inversion, a hard :fortniaht of -13 C niahts will all affect how, when and even whether our vegetables grow.

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  • Best crops
  • Harvesting