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Moon phase change

Happy St Patrick’s Day. Just a brief post to let moon planters know that from today, 17th March 2018, the current moon phase can be found by clicking on that link in the menu bar on the Aussie Organic Gardening … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings 2017

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Watering in drought conditions

This week, two readers have asked me about garden problems caused by lack of water. As you know, it is extremely difficult to keep gardens well-watered in drought conditions. However, as plants can only absorb the nutrients they need for … Continue reading

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Why buy organic?

Some good reasons to buy organic produce: Why buy organic

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Happy Easter 2015

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Save the bees

An important message from Avaaz.org: Quietly, globally, billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. But in 24 hours the European Union could move to ban the most poisonous pesticides, and pave the way to a global ban … Continue reading

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CCA timber update

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) have placed new restrictions on arsenic-treated timber. From this Sunday, July 1st 2012, timber treated with copper, chromium and arsenic (CCA timber) will be declared a restricted chemical product, and further restrictions … Continue reading

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Growing potatoes update

A reader has asked if potatoes can be grown in the plastic tubs that are sold by Bunnings, Big W, etc., and I will answer it here as the links may be helpful to other readers. Yes, Rebecca, they would … Continue reading

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Simple living

‘Down to Earth – a guide to simple living‘ This very practical and beautifully presented book by Rhonda Hetzel is packed with good advice on all aspects of sustainable living for both home and garden. Chapters include: finances and budgeting; organising … Continue reading

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11 yr old exposes problems with GM foods

The delightful child in this video clip has the right idea about healthy eating and sustainable food production. If he gets it, why can’t the adults who legislate for our food production? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nndEZBQ9bds&sns=em

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