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Here you'll find our FREE Guides and Tips to help you grow a better, greener garden! Sometimes, it's definitely good to know how to grow specific vegetables, especially here in PERTH, Western Australia. Trial and error could take years, but a little bit of advice from locals who know how to grow in Perth conditions, goes a long way.
Learn tips from the local gardening experts at the Green Life Soil Co.
Spring is a fabulous time to get in the garden in Perth. Mild weather, increasing daylight hours and a little bit of rain make it ideal for plants. It's the perfect season for refreshing our gardens and setting up new garden beds. Plants respond to the warming weather with a flush of new growth and flowers - spring is in the air! If you’re itching to get outside and connect with nature but don't know where to start - we've got some helpful ideas for your Spring Perth Garden.
With so much talk on the news about inflation and household budget pressures, there's growing interest in how you can stretch the weekly wage further in the home and garden. With prices of fresh produce rising (increased fertiliser, fuel costs and lack of agricultural workers) - it raises the question - can you save money growing your own vegetables, herbs & fruit?
The good news is that over Autumn and Winter; it is MUCH easier to get your garden thriving than it is in our harsh summers; and if you're growing vegies, you’ll benefit from successful harvests throughout Winter and Spring with a lot less work! If you’re keen to build up your inner green thumb but don't know where to start - we've got some helpful ideas for you.
Winter in Perth (and the South West of WA) is mild by world standards - which means it is a fabulous time to grow vegies and reap the rewards well into Spring. If you’re keen to build up your inner green thumb but don't know where to start - we've got some helpful ideas for you.
Summer in Perth can be a difficult time for your lawn; but before expensive and difficult lawn repairs are needed, conduct a simple test (explained here) to see whether it's as simple as insufficient water being delivered by your retic.
Winter is for raking, sweeping, recycling and re-evaluation of lawns. Below Nick Bell (turf expert) has given us tips to keep your lawn in top shape at this time of year:
If you're looking at building a garden in Perth, Western Australia - or anywhere, soil should be the first thing that you consider. If you're growing vegetables - whether in Autumn/Winter or Spring/Summer - you'll have even more to think about! Crops (vegetables/herbs/fruit) that you intend to eat should get even more attention when it comes to selecting and working with the soil.
Summer in Perth is a tough time to garden. Based on feedback from our Facebook page, Here's a list of the top 7 issues our customers face in summer - and if they're issues you're facing, you might find a solution or two to try.
Many plants in your garden have flowers that can be used as a garnish to your food. Here is a list that has some well known plants you may not have known you can use in this way.
Root competition for your garden beds is a problem that is overlooked by many gardeners. If your plants are struggling, do some investigation and discover if this is an issue for you. Follow our handy tips if you're about to establish a new garden.
Ready to grow a veggie or herb? Learn tips how to do it right for Perth.
If you have never tried growing onions before, why not give them a go this year? They are a very versatile, easy to grow vegetable that can be grown from seed most of the year.
Are you growing peas this year? Peas are perfect to grow through Autumn/Winter and early Spring - they don't like our hot summers. A great plant to grow for kids - they'll LOVE picking and eating the peas fresh from the vine.
If you have never grown rhubarb, think about giving it a go. We have found it to be reasonably easy to grow!
This quiet and unassuming herb is a pretty little one, and deserves a bit more attention. Easy to grow, it is actually a member of the Rosaceae family - so it's related to roses!
The latin name Lycopersicon esculentum translates to 'edible wolf peach'. Strange but true. They originated from South America and grow very well in many parts of the world
Have you tried growing Turnips? Just bringing them up in conversation usually results in someone adopting a bad English peasant accent, and making jokes...
One of the most lovely vegies you can grow in your garden is a Globe Artichoke. These are tough survivors; needing minimal water, and although plants die off in late summer after flowering, they come back every spring...
Who can resist the gorgeous fragrant taste of passionfruit? These plants are surprisingly easy to grow in WA - if you follow a few simple rules and provide their ideal growing environment. They can be planted almost year round - but spring is ideal. Definitely worth a try! Enjoy...
As part of a permaculture system, having chooks is a fantastic way to go. They supply you with eggs, help get rid of food scraps which may otherwise simply go in the bin, and produce manure which (when allowed to age) is fantastic to use on your garden to feed your plants! It's worthwhile growing some greens and special herbs for your chooks to keep them happy and healthy.
Being a perennial plant, asparagus is a very rewarding addition to your vegetable garden. Asparagus plants are dormant over winter, which is when the mature crowns can be divided and replanted. Asparagus can also be grown from seed (sown in spring) and is available as seedlings most of the year. The advantage of planting crowns is that you have a more mature plant...