herbs

How to: Propagate rosemary

July

The Slowpoke: PROPAGATING ROSEMARY // Photo: Jess Kneebone Wonderfully fragrant, rosemary is a versatile garden herb. In a bid to grow our own, we caught up with Sydney horticulturist Jon Kingston, who runs City Garden Wise, works for The Edible Balcony, and volunteers at the Wayside Chapel rooftop garden, to gather tips on how to propagate this popular botanical.
How to: Propagate rosemary
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LEMON MYRTLE INSECT REPELLENT

January

The Slowpoke: INSECT REPELLENT There’s not many spots in this rather large country of ours that you can escape the menace of mosquitos. And this time of year is particularly rife with them. Before you reach for the commercial insect repellent though, consider a natural option. One that skips harmful ingredients – in particular DEET.
LEMON MYRTLE INSECT REPELLENT
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LEMON MYRTLE

January

The Slowpoke: LEMON MYRTLE It’s a common native Aussie plant that you may have passed in your travels none the wiser. But lemon myrtle (backhousia citriodora) is an incredibly useful plant in the kitchen along with the rest of the home. And in many of our cities it can become easy to spot and forage for its useful leaves. Not sure if that tree in your street that looks suspiciously so is lemon myrtle? Crush a leaf in your hand and look for
LEMON MYRTLE
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STICK GARDEN MARKERS

January

The Slowpoke: STICK PLANT MARKERS A bout of backyard gardening need not require a host of fandangled equipment and supplies. Taking a moment to look around often reveals that there is so much usefulness to be found in our surrounds. Such as these plant markers made from good old gathered sticks. It can be as simple as that. No fanciness, no plastic and no wallet opening required. 
STICK GARDEN MARKERS
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CORIANDER SEEDS

January

The Slowpoke: CORIANDER SEEDS Coriander – or cilantro – is a rather useful little plant. Everything from its leaves, stalks, roots and seeds are edible and delicious. It can be a slightly tricky plant to grow for its foliage in some regions and seasons (like our current hot summer!) given it loves to bolt to seed pretty quickly. However that otherwise frustrating quality comes in very handy for harvesting plenty of coriander seed. An aromatic and commonly-used spice, coriander seeds are warm, nutty
CORIANDER SEEDS
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