|My own garden in the rain: photo M Cannon|
I'm talking with Glenice Buck of Glenice Buck Designs
- Glenice suggests digging a BIG hole!
- Yep, 50cm deep if you can go that far without hitting bedrock. Not for the faint hearted.
- this gives you an idea of what soil layers and textures you have.
- Add a bucket of water to the hole to see how fast it drains away. This is testing the drainage of your soil.
- You can't change climate, aspect, soil texture and drainage of your soil, but it pays to know what you're dealing with.
For example, Sydney Community College runs a workshop which covers those topics called Small Space Gardening, which I run. It’s on a Monday evening.
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- So what is a microgreen?
- Microgreens even though they’re really small have intense flavours but not as strong it would’ve been if the plant was left to grow to full size.
- So what’s the difference between microgreens and sprouts?
- The second way of growing your microgreens is using something called a Growing Tray.
- This tray holds a reservoir of water and has holes in it so the plants can grow their roots down into the water.
|Microgreens growing in a tray: photo M Cannon|
- But you do need to remember to spray the seed, 2-3 times a day until the roots develop, then keep water reservoir topped up with fresh water until harvest a couple weeks later!
But what happens at a National Conference and why should you go?
I'm talking with Stuart Read, committee member of the Australian Garden History Society.
Let’s find out..
Going to the conference?
|Greenhaugh Garden New Zealand|
There’s also a post conference tour alternative of the South Island.
The tour begins in Christchurch and ends in Queenstown.
If you have any questions for me or for Stuart write in to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLANT OF THE WEEK
They may come in limited colourways, but their flowers are much more substantial and spectacular, particular if you have several cultivars planted or grouped together.
Plus they provide nectar for wildlife during the colder months of the year.
Let’s find out about them
I'm talking with Jeremy Critchley owner of www.thegreengallery.com.au and Karen Smith editor of www.hortjournal.com.au