Can you grow tomatoes in a wet summer in Canberra?

If you read any advice on growing tomatoes in a wet season, all reports say “Don’t grow in a wet season!”. But you can still grow tomatoes in Canberra in wet condition and get a yield if you apply a few tips and tricks. Including; maintaining good drainage, watering to avoid splashing foliage and increasingContinue reading “Can you grow tomatoes in a wet summer in Canberra?”

Seed Savers Online Forum: Connecting Seedy People Across Australia

Are you curious to learn more about seed saving? Do you have some tips and tricks and knowledge to share? A group of volunteers is building an online community for seed savers from across Australia to share knowledge and experiences, ask questions and give answers all about seeds and seed saving. It’s free to joinContinue reading “Seed Savers Online Forum: Connecting Seedy People Across Australia”

Seed Savers submission to the Capital Food and Fibre Strategy

Introduction to Canberra Seed Savers Cooperative Canberra Seed Savers Cooperative is a not-for-profit registered cooperative and network of local food growers and farmers who grow food from seed to seed (eating along the way) and harvest and share those locally grown seeds across our community. We work to protect our abundant, common heritage of open-pollinatedContinue reading “Seed Savers submission to the Capital Food and Fibre Strategy”

Seedlings for Community – join us in growing for our community

This season the fabulous volunteer growers at Canberra Seed Savers will once be growing seedlings to give away to those in need in our community! You can be part of it by contacting us at canberraseedsavers@gmail.com. We’ll be monitoring the Covid-19 situation and following all lockdown rules and public health advice. This may mean thatContinue reading “Seedlings for Community – join us in growing for our community”

Growing summer seedlings and saving the seeds – a quick guide

Have you just got home with some springy spring seedlings, looking all full of life and promise of great crops to come and calling for you to get out into the garden and plant… but you’re not sure where to start? Read on for some tips and info. If you haven’t grown seedlings before, itContinue reading “Growing summer seedlings and saving the seeds – a quick guide”

Thinking about planting? Think about soil temperature…

Spring is coming (despite the forecast of snow for this weekend!) and it’s time to plan for planting. When getting ready for spring planting, bear in mind that soil temperature is crucial for germination of seeds. Warm weather seeds are much more interested in whether the soil is warm than if the air is balmy.Continue reading “Thinking about planting? Think about soil temperature…”