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  • Vegetables and Herbs to Grow in Winter
    One of the wonderful things about gardening in Australia is that you can keep many vegetables and herbs growing through the winter.  You’ll just need to consider your local climate in choosing what to grow and how to protect your plants from the cold. Your Local Climate (and Microclimate) There are many excellent websites out […]
  • Preparing Your Garden for Winter
    Is your garden ready for winter? Although Australian winters can be fairly mild, there are still some things you can do to protect your plants during the colder months and set the stage for a beautiful spring. Our checklist will take you through each step of late autumn garden clean-up, from weeding and pruning to […]
  • How to enhance your garden soil with green manure
    Do you feel like your garden soil is in need of some TLC? Consider trying a green manure method to replenish, restore and protect your soil just in time for your next veggie growing season. This sustainable gardening method has its roots in ancient times (pardon the pun)  and is relevant to this day in […]
  • What is the best mulch for your garden?
    As summer approaches it’s important to protect your garden soil from the heat. Mulching helps to reduce evaporation of moisture from the soil, keeping it cool. It also helps to suppress weed growth by blocking sunlight. Mulch can be made of many different materials, as long as it works for the purposes above-mentioned. Some types […]
  • How to Compost at Home for Beginners
    We have all learned in school at some point about the natural cycle food goes through, growing from the soil, then decomposing and turning back into nutrient for the soil, which helps to grow more food and so on. As adults, however, we tend to think of the food cycle more like going to the […]
  • 4 simple ways to support tomato plants
    Cup day is the official day to transplant tomato seedlings in Melbourne. Many tomato varieties grow tall and need support as they grow. This is because without support they grow closer to the ground and are more susceptible to diseases. Supporting tomato plants helps to avoid pests and diseases by keeping its leaves away from […]
  • How to Save Pumpkin Seeds for Growing Next Year
    This is a guest article by a Local Seeds’ seed grower. Jenny from Seaford Seeds Vic shares her top tips for anyone looking to learn how to save pumpkin seeds for growing next year. Please reach out if you’d like to contribute your seed saving skills or knowledge to Local Seeds. 🌱 Mmmmmm pumpkin. Tastes […]
  • How to Save Tomato Seeds for Next Year
    This is a guest article by a Local Seeds’ seed grower. Jenny from Seaford Seeds Vic shares her top tips for anyone looking to learn how to save tomato seeds for next year. Please reach out if you’d like to contribute your seed saving skills or knowledge to Local Seeds. 🌱 Have you ever bought […]
  • 6 Tips for Selling Seeds Online on Local Seeds
    It’s very easy to create a store and start selling seeds online on Local Seeds. However, whether or not your seeds sell will depend on a few different factors. There are certain things that are out of our control, such as whether or not it’s the right season to sow your seeds. But there are […]