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Sage Advice: Great Garlic

For many of us who love to cook savoury dishes, we simply couldn’t imagine our lives without Allium sativum, otherwise known as Garlic. This hardy plant can handle a wide range of temperatures although they love the warmer locales best. It’s easy to grow your…

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15 Apr 2015 Posted by TPGCo in Sage Advice no comments

Sage Advice: Netting your garden

Keep your edible garden safe from pets and pests and lower the risk of fungal diseases through the use of netting. Netting can also form an effective barrier against pests and wildlife such as possums. Choose the grade of netting dependent upon what you wish…

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13 Feb 2015 Posted by TPGCo in Sage Advice no comments

Sage Advice: Growing lettuce

The humble lettuce adds colour, texture and flavour to many of our meals but have you ever tried to grow it? Autumn is a great time in SA to get started with lettuce from seed or seedlings. In a single square metre you can grow…

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17 May 2013 Posted by TPGCo in Sage Advice no comments

Sage Advice: Snail proofing

A culmination of methods is your best defence against snails and slugs. They find it too difficult to cross sawdust paths as it sticks to them so try this in-between your plants and beds (likewise for crushed egg shells). Copper repels  them due to its…

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07 May 2013 Posted by TPGCo in Sage Advice no comments

Sage Advice: Companion planting

If you haven’t got your garlic in the ground in Adelaide yet, have you thought about where it’ll go?? Garlic, like other members of the Allium family, is a great bug deterrant. Pairing it with citrus – such as dotting cloves around the edges of…

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01 May 2013 Posted by TPGCo in Sage Advice no comments

Sage Advice: Watering in the rain

Not as odd as it sounds. With pot plants often being under cover and never feeling the rain it is important to remember to water them even when it rains, in fact using the rain as a reminder has kept our pots alive for many…

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24 Apr 2013 Posted by TPGCo in Sage Advice no comments

Sage Advice: Chook care

Having grown up with chickens we thought we knew a fair bit about chook care however let us share a few tips learnt over the last couple of years from Tilly, Nutmeg, Percy and Raptor: – have 2 food scraps buckets on the kitchen bench…

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27 Feb 2013 Posted by TPGCo in Sage Advice no comments

Sage Advice: Mulch, mulch, mulch

Mulch is your best friend when you are an edible garden grower in the driest state in the driest continent! The benefits of good mulch are twofold: it helps prevent moisture evaporating from your garden bed and, as it breaks down, adds nutrition to the…

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02 Feb 2013 Posted by TPGCo in Sage Advice no comments

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