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Creatures of the Compost – Fungi

Let's look at how beneficial Fungi can be in the composting process.

How Organic Matter Turns from a Nitrogen Source to a Carbon Source

When it comes to composting we often hear about carbon and nitrogen and the importance of getting the balance between these two elements right. Let’s look at how these two elements interact with each other during the composting process and where they end up.

Soil Micronutrients and How To Optimise Them In Your Compost

In this blog let’s have a look at the soil-derived micronutrients which are essential for plant growth.

Soil Macronutrients and How To Optimise Them In Your Compost

We have all heard of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus as plant nutrients, but did you know that plants require at least 16 different elements that are essential for healthy growth? 

Building Better Garden Soils For Free

Building better garden soils for free by improving your soil’s water holding capacity with home-made compost or worm castings.

Fruit Flies as Creatures of the Compost

The name fruit fly is a rather tricky one as there are literally hundreds of species that are given this title, with the trouble being that some sp...

Cockroaches as Creatures of the Compost

The Australian wood eating Cockroaches are surprisingly beneficial to worm farms and compost bins. If you find one don't be alarmed they are assist...

Aerating Your Compost

One of the secrets to successful composting is to create the right balance between air and water inside the heap to create an environment where ben...

Involving Kids in Composting

Many of the things we learn at a young age are carried with us through the rest of our lives. Simple life lessons such as looking before crossi...

Companion Planting in the garden

Companion planting involves growing one plant next to another in order to provide beneficial effects for one or both plants. 

Worm Farming FAQs

When I first heard of worm farming, I honestly thought the point of a worm farm was to multiply and farm the worms to throw in the garden. It sound...

What Veggies to Plant and When

Coming into spring, it’s a great time to start planning and preparing a vegetable garden to provide you with delicious fresh food over the coming months.

Soil Biodiversity
and why it’s important

Soil is a complex and fascinating substance, and understanding a few things about the biodiversity of soil is important for creating healthy and fertile gardens.

Planting a
Bee-friendly Garden

In recent years, it has come to light that insect populations (including bees) are declining. Bees play an essential role in the pollination of plants and over a third of the world’s food crops rely on pollinating insects for their production. 

Nature's Workers:
The Worms and the Bees

The work of the bees is far more noticeable to us than that of worms, and bees have long been recognised for their role in pollination and the useful substances they produce..

Permaculture for Urban Gardens

Permaculture is a system of agriculture developed to maximise productiveness of spaces and utilise resources in the most efficient way possible.

Natives for Urban Gardens

Australian natives make a fantastic choice for the urban garden, offering a wealth of different plant types that can provide flowers, sculptural good looks, edibles or scents all year round. 

Making your own
Soil and Potting Mix

Making your own soil is a great way to make sure you can control the quality of your potting mix or garden beds.

A Guide to Feeding Plants

Fertiliser and the nutrients they supply help plants to grow faster and healthier. A few simple principles will help in understanding what, when and how to fertilise your plants.

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