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Vegetable Gardening for Dummies – A Novice’s Guide

Aussie Green Thumb was recently asked to contribute to the development of a comprehensive guide for vegetable gardening for novice gardeners, put together by the team over at Red Shed.

Above is a sneak peak with a cheat sheet for when to grow what veggies, but to read the full detailed guide head on over to the Red Shed website to see the Vegetable Gardening For Dummies – A Novice’s Guide

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How to take a cutting



Spring is here and gardens are beginning to explode with colour and smells all over the place. Don’t feel bad if you’re getting plant envy when you look at your neighbours gardens, it’s understandable, but apart from stealing their plant altogether, what other ways are there to get some of that awesome flower action? Take a cutting! Read on for our quick step by step guide to how to take a cutting.

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5 Ways to Secure Your Shed


Sheds. It’s where the magic happens. Everything from welding to building to science experiments happen in this happy bubble that’s like a man cave…without restrictions.

In recent years, we’ve been investing so much into home security. I’ve learned some good news and bad news. The good news, burglars are having a hard time breaking into homes – which means we’re safer now! The bad news, they’ve discovered how easy it is to break into sheds, which is where power tools and some expensive stuff is stashed away.

Making sure your shed is locked down is an important piece in building the perfect yard for home. So how can you secure your shed? [click to continue…]

Adopt a garden
Note from Jim: today I’m running a post by Emma from Adopt-A-Garden, who is currently raising money towards a unique idea for connecting gardeners across Australia. With 19 days to go they have raised $5,625 towards their goal of $32.940.
If you are interested in reading more about their campaign, head over to their page on startsomegood to learn more and to contribute. Now, over to Emma:

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DIY Gardening tips: Mulch Rings


One of the most common questions I get asked by backyard gardeners goes something along the lines of this – “What can I do about the grass dying under my trees?”

You know the story. Those bare dirt patches under your trees. They might have a few spindly patches of grass or weeds, but generally, they look pretty terrible.

Now there are a few reasons why this happens, and a few different ways you can go about fixing your grass, but they’re not really that practical unless you’re keen to put in the hard yards, or start all the way from scratch again, and even then, the same issue will probably repeat itself again further down the track.

So what else can you do? [click to continue…]

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5 Tricks to Make Your Backyard Look Bigger

Small garden - Super Amart

Gone are the days of the quarter acre block, with the average suburban land size now more likely to be somewhere between 600m² and 800m². While that caters to an increasing population, it also means many of us are challenged to make the most of a small backyard. These are the tricks to make that space look bigger. [click to continue…]


5 Winter Maintenance Tips for Your Barbeque

Snowy bbq - Barbeques Galore

During the summer months, you may find yourself outside most nights cooking dinner on the barbeque. But unless you live in the tropics, barbequing in winter is not so common. Whether it’s a single grill barbeque you’ve had for 10 years or a big double griller from a speciality retailer such as Barbeques Galore, your barbeque needs love all year round – including during winter. Below are five tips to get you started. [click to continue…]

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