Starting your own plants off from seed can save heaps of money and generally leads to stronger, healthier plants.
As always, we are busy behind the scenes testing and reviewing new garden products that are all about making it easier for you to acheive great results with your edible gardening. In this newsletter I’m excited to introduce a couple of new items to our range.
Stacking Garden Maintenance
Are you getting ready to grow tomatoes, peas or beans in your Stacking Garden? Have you found it to be a pain in the past when you have to tie tomatoes and other vine crops to a stake to stop them from falling over?
Well, why don’t you let your tomatoes or cucumbers sort themselves out? Now you can with the new tomato spiral. Made in the USA, it comes with it’s own clamp to attach to a stake or you can hang from overhead.
Ideal for crops in raised garden beds and also excellent for using on the top layer of your stacking garden. Extends to a height of 2 meters but easily folds down flat for easy storage.
At just $15, why don’t you grab a couple to have on hand for when you’re ready to plant a tall climbing crop. Go to Tomato Spiral and scroll down the page till you’ll find them.
Discover the 7 steps to a successful herb garden
Join me at Planet Matterz in Morningside on Saturday the 19th May for a short course on setting up your own herb garden.
In this 2.5-hour class you will discover:
The most popular herbs, what they look like and what they are typically used for
What grows when – a look at the Brisbane weather and seasons
Should I start from seeds or seedlings?
Designing your herb garden for constant supply
Maintaining herbs without the hassles
Knowing how often to water
Understanding potting mixes
The best fertilisers to use
Beating the bugs
How to harvest for best flavour
Take home: One mini pot & herbs to get you started!
Didn’t think you had space for an edible garden, think again, the all new Wall Garden is here!
Building a vertical garden has never been easier. The modular design makes Wall Garden incredibly versatile. Rearrange each module independently and build your garden as long or as tall as you want. Plants grow upwards, just like they would in a garden bed.
Each pack contains 10 modules. Each module is 600mm wide, 200mm deep and 200mm hide.
That means 6 modules @ 20mm spacing will cover 1 square metre.
Ideal for many of your herbs, salad greens or just make a beautiful display of flowers or ornamentals. Turn your boring old fence or wall into a living masterpiece, just think of the possibilities!
As a special introductory offer for 3 days only, I am sending a starter pack free post anywhere in Australia for $177.
Order Now before 22nd April 2012.
My Top 3 Favourite Tomatoes To Grow
Tommy Toe – Heirloom variety from North America. Very vigorous grower that yeilds hundreds of golf ball sized fruit over an extended season.
Gardeners Delight – Tall growing cherry variety that produces long trusses of small sized fruit which are extremely sweet. Will grow well in a large container.
Burnley Surecrop – As it’s name suggests, it will provide an assured crop of abundant fruit similar to a Grosse Lisse. Heirloom variety growing in heavy trusses with excellent taste. I have found it to be a good large tomato that does well in the sub tropics. Seed may be more difficult to obtain at times.
If you’d like to learn more about the many different varieties of tomatoes and how to grow them, I’d suggest checking out “How to Grow Juicy, Tasty Tomatoes” as a wonderful resource.
Till next month.
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