veggie patch

HOW TO: GROW GARLIC

April

The Slowpoke: PLANTING GARLIC Not one for the impatient among us, garlic is however a relatively easy crop to grow. Left in the ground (or pot) for around eight months, with a little water and good soil you’ll have your own supply of chemical-free homegrown garlic by the time late spring rolls around. And now’s the time to plant.
HOW TO: GROW GARLIC
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INTERVIEW: A PLOT IN COMMON

January

The Slowpoke: A PLOT IN COMMON No matter how little your prior experience is, often the desire to do something is all you need to do it well. Ben and Tasha Shoo knew close to nothing of growing their own food, or of keeping animals, or starting an orchard, or of the inherent life changes and hard work that came with farming. 
INTERVIEW: A PLOT IN COMMON
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KIDS IN THE GARDEN

November

The Slowpoke: KIDS IN THE GARDEN Getting children into the garden, teaching them to grow, harvest and cook their own food is one of those activities in life that is highly rewarding. There is no easier way to immerse kids in the process of nature, of giving them an awareness of where their food comes from, and an appreciation for the time, effort and joy involved in growing your own vegetables. Following our visit yesterday to The Sage Garden, gardener of all things edible
KIDS IN THE GARDEN
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INTERVIEW: THE SAGE GARDEN

November

The Slowpoke: THE SAGE GARDEN If there’s anything more satisfying than planting, growing, nurturing and harvesting your own backyard vegetables, it’s teaching young children to do the same thing. Quick to connect with nature, kids love time in the garden, and generally they just inherently ‘get’ it. Natasha Grogan, owner and founder of The Sage Garden in Melbourne, is fast to agree that helping kids get their hands in the dirt is just about the best of life there is. Natasha spends her
INTERVIEW: THE SAGE GARDEN
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TOMATO STAKES + TRELLISES

November

The Slowpoke: TOMATO TRELLISES Planted some tomatoes recently? With any luck they’re enjoying this spring weather and well and truly taking off. (It’s not too late either – if you haven’t got some in the ground yet, duck to your local nursery for some seedlings to pop in this weekend.) As your tomatoes grow they’ll need a little something to lean on. The main reason for providing a trellis or support for your tomatoes is to keep the tomatoes off the ground
TOMATO STAKES + TRELLISES
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