Category Archives: Gardening

December Share & Swap

We gathered in Heather’s garden on a warm and sunny Sunday morning for our last swap & share of the year. Neighbours brought onion and tomato seedlings, potatoes, cucumbers, garlic, zucchinis, walnuts and brazil nuts, gardening books, home-made Christmas cards, … Continue reading

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World’s smallest tomato

Solanum pimpinellifolium, commonly known as the Currant Tomato, is a wild species of tomato native to Ecuador and Peru. It is an original wild tomato type, hardier and more disease resistant than any other varieties, and a common choice for … Continue reading

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Native plant foods

Yesterday, I attended a workshop on growing native plant foods in the home garden. These foods are high in essential nutrients, well suited to growing in our climate, part of our biodiversity and a food source for native animals. They … Continue reading

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Community Garden Open Day

Holdfast Bay’s Glenelg North Community Garden held its first open day today, celebrating two years of gardening, community building, education in organic food growing and promoting environmental sustainability. Garden members and visitors mingled amongst the raised beds, discussing organic pest control, herbal remedies and … Continue reading

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November Share & Swap

This month we shared and swapped vegetable seedlings, lemons, lettuces, seeds harvested from back yard vegetables, potted herbs, dried rose petals, home-made jam, broad beans, ornamental plants, recipes and gardening magazines. In our region this is the perfect time to … Continue reading

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Preserving spring onions

Versatile and flavoursome, rich in vitamins and minerals, spring onions are one of the easiest vegetables to grow and preserve. This edible plant is low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium and a good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium, Manganese … Continue reading

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Glenelg North Community Garden

Environmental activism comes in many shapes and sizes. Some participate in protest marches, petitions and political campaigns, while others volunteer for local tree plantings, clean-up projects or recycling. Back in 2009, a small group of Holdfast Bay activists set about creating a … Continue reading

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