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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tracey Bool

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Tracey Bool

Flavour and more with Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash, Cucurbita pepo, is a delicious novelty in the summer veg patch. Once cooked it becomes delightful spaghetti-like strands.

Gardening with wicking beds and pots

Wicking beds are an increasingly popular growing system which hydrate plants using a wicking (capillary) action. Essentially, they are a self-watering pot. Wicking beds can be closed or open systems: closed systems...

In the garden this week: tips and tricks for spring planting

Spring planting season is well under way and before long, the heat of summer will slow growth and our gardens will enter survival mode.

More than you imagine at National Arboretum Canberra

The Discovery Kitchen Garden at the Australian National Arboretum consists of a large, raised bed approximately 6m long and 1.5m wide.

Diversity, spontaneity and heart

This beautiful garden on a 468sqm block in Dickson is thoughtfully tended by Dominique and her son Leigh, a professional horticulturist.

Black Mountain: A Natural History of a Canberra Icon

This new reference book, Friends of Black Mountain, is based on background papers presented by experts at the 2018 Black Mountain Symposium.

Jobs for the garden this spring

With recent winter rains and favourable weather, this spring is leaping into action, and along with it, us garden folk! Spring is one of the most motivating and busy times in the...

Spring into veg this growing season

Growing vegetables from seed is worthwhile and satisfying and might help you find varieties not readily available elsewhere.

How to preserve lemons

CW garden writer Tracey Bool shares her recipes for preserved lemons – a delicious and long-lasting way to use surplus homegrown lemons.

This week in the garden

Winter is the ideal time to plant and transplant deciduous trees, shrubs, berry canes and similar, as they are dormant and stress is kept to a minimum.

The perfect mix of exotics and natives

Tinus, a professional horticulturist and garden designer, and his partner Levi, renovated their property in Evatt two years ago. Only a few original plants remain on the 738sqm block, including a variegated...

Build your garden from the ground up using sheet mulching

Sheet mulching is a form of no-dig gardening, which allows you to build up your soil without hours of back-breaking labour. It consists of Carbon and Nitrogen rich organic materials being stacked...
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