The ginger for cool climates is now available for members. Japanese Ginger is a delicacy. The edible flower buds taste like ginger and make an irresistible tempura dish.
|2 year membership and free garlic|
Membership: MNE2GJoin The Diggers Club for 2 years (@ $69...just $34.50 per year!) and you'll receive a FREE packet of Melbourne Market garlic valued at $9.95. This is a great way to save and start growing your own delicious garlic. You'll also receive our 'Welcome to the Club' gift of 2 free packets of seeds - an heirloom lettuce mix and Flanders Poppy, as well...
Retail $69.00, Member $69.00
Latest Diggers news
New dwarf Fuji apple
One of the most popular backyard apples, Fuiji, is now available in dwarf form. Perfect for pots and backyards.
Get in quick for speedlings
Careers at Diggers
Are you interested in working at Diggers? We have a current vacancy for joint apprenticeship initiative with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Find out more about the position here.
Your Diggers Online
Become the best green thumb on the block and learn from our experts at an upcoming special event or masterclass. Check out what's coming up here.
If you're looking for information on what seeds can be sown now in your growing zone, or wondering what plants are in season to buy, you'll find a handy list here.
Diggers members can read current magazine articles or catch up on some you may have missed here. You'll also find fact sheets to get you started and practical gardening videos.
What to do in April
Sow green manure crops
Green manures are a cheap and very effective way of improving the soil over the winter months in time for the spring growing season. Bio-mustard, peas, vetch and clovers are all valuable crops that can be sown directly into the ground.
Divide clumps of bearded iris
Divide old clumps of bearded iris this month. Dig up them up and cut apart large clumps, planting out the smaller plants. Trim back the foliage. They'll bounce back in no time and you'll be in for a brilliant display of flowers come spring.
Sow seeds for spring flowers
Don't wait until spring to sow seeds of poppies...do it now! Prepare the ground by removing weeds and rake it over to a fine tilth. Mix the tiny seeds with sand to make them go further and scatter over the area. Cover with a fine layer of soil and water in well.
Members news and events
Only Diggers members can select 2 free plants from a special selection with orders over $99 - but only until April 30th or while stocks last.
Head gardener, Julian, will be running a special workshop on planning, good soil management and choosing the right crops to grow in the kitchen garden as part of the Daylesford Macedon Produce Harvest Festival.
Share an entertaining and informative lunch with Clive Blazey, Sabrina Hahn and Deryn Thorpe at the function room at Fraser's, Kings Park for the second leg of Clive's national book launch starting in Perth for his 7th book, There Is No Excuse For Ugliness.