Vegie Patch Basics

Growing your own nutritious vegetables is cost-effective and highly rewarding. 

Whether you have a large garden or a small balcony, as long as you have sunlight, you can grow some produce of your own. Some vegies are easier to grow than others and, as gardeners, we are learning all the time. Start small and grow your garden from there.

STARTING A VEGIE PATCH

Growing your own nutritious vegetables is cost effective and highly rewarding.

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Success with seeds

Sowing seed is incredibly rewarding. Here's some tips and tricks from our garden to yours.

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THE DIGGERS MINI-PLOT

It only takes a few hours of work a week and a single 10m2 garden bed to feed one person or 40m2 of garden bed to feed a family of four.

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SQUARE FOOT GARDENING

Originally the concept was given little consideration by garden experts, however, home gardeners embraced its simplicity and it remains a universally accessible way to plan a vegie garden.

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Crop Rotation

Crop rotation is commonly used by vegie gardeners to maximise the use of soil nutrients in the best possible way, while minimising the likelihood of soil borne pests and diseases. Click below to view our fact sheet.

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Companion Planting

Some plants are beneficial as companions for multiple reasons, giving even more cause to bring them into your garden.

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Growing tips

Stagger Sowing 

Some crops routinely take a certain number of weeks to harvest. These should be sown successively to keep up an adequate supply of produce. 

Bulk Harvest 

There are some crops with a short harvest window that should be preserved to extend their use throughout the year. Beans, peas, tomatoes and cabbages are popular crops suitable for preserving in jars, blanching and freezing or even pickling.

Browse our seed range

All it takes is a little bit of planning to be harvesting your own food, surrounded by beautiful flowers!

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Shop propagation

Growing your plants from seed has never been easier than when you have the right tools for the job.

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