Besticide: How to make an organic insecticide using household ingredients

April 19th, 2018

Surely the reason for growing your own food and flowers is that you know the love and labour you’ve put in will manifest in nutritional value and beauty.

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Gardening with Babylonstoren has turned over a new leaf

March 27th, 2018

If you’re an avid gardener you will know about our community-driven gardening app, Gardening with Babylonstoren. Well, the app is turning over a new leaf and is now moving to Candide, a brand new app with a new look, and most importantly, lots of new features.

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Growing Pears in a Bottle

March 20th, 2018

It’s one of those conversation starters: how did the pear get into the bottle? The answer: with an age-old French technique, and a lot of patience.

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Hurray for the first national Garden Day!

October 4th, 2016

Most of the year we plant, water, weed and mulch – work, in other words. Garden Day is the day to reap the rewards of our labour. Toss down that spade, invite family and friends around, kick back and appreciate the varied reasons why making a garden is so rewarding!

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How to prune your lemon tree

July 15th, 2016

In winter, citrus colours our garden with vibrant pops of yellow and orange. Recipes including these deliciously sour fruits spring to mind and fills our kitchen with ...

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Diaries This | Workshops 2016

March 23rd, 2016

A new year brings a fresh start: to master a new skill, to do more of what you really enjoy. So join our gardeners and farmers for these workshops.

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We Dig the No-Dig Method

April 2nd, 2015

We are trialling the no-dig method in our garden’s veggie block. It all started with a visit from organic veggie producer, Tia Cusden, who grows ...

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Pumpkin Party

March 19th, 2015

It only took a short while for the pumpkin seeds, planted late last year, to grow into delicious plump, pumpkins. For months the garden team ...

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How to Prune Blackberries

August 13th, 2013


Winter is a restful time in a garden – and the season to rev plants up for the next harvest. We’re busy pruning all ...

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