Organic Gardening Tips

Wicking Beds for your Veggie Patch

Using a wicking bed for your vegetable garden

Nicki Mckay

One of the first posts I wrote on this blog was our setup of a mini wicking bed pot inspired by an episode of Gardening Australia where Roman from Spurtopia...

Using a wicking bed for your vegetable garden

Nicki Mckay

One of the first posts I wrote on this blog was our setup of a mini wicking bed pot inspired by an episode of Gardening Australia where Roman from Spurtopia...

What to do - July in the Subtropical Vegetable Garden

What to do - July in the Subtropical Vegetable ...

Nicki Mckay

July in South East Queensland is beautiful weather for gardening. Despite cooler winter temperatures, various fruits, vegetables, and herbs thrive. Here are essential tips to make the most of your...

What to do - July in the Subtropical Vegetable ...

Nicki Mckay

July in South East Queensland is beautiful weather for gardening. Despite cooler winter temperatures, various fruits, vegetables, and herbs thrive. Here are essential tips to make the most of your...

What plants survive a neglected vegetable garden

What plants survive a neglected vegetable garden

Nicki Mckay

If you’ve been following me on YouTube or social media you may have noticed my lack of presence over the last 18 months. I took a break from the garden...

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What plants survive a neglected vegetable garden

Nicki Mckay

If you’ve been following me on YouTube or social media you may have noticed my lack of presence over the last 18 months. I took a break from the garden...

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Diatomaceous Earth in Your Garden

Diatomaceous Earth in Your Garden

Nicki Mckay

As gardeners, we are always on the lookout for natural ways to nurture our plants and keep our gardens thriving. Enter diatomaceous earth (DE), a hidden gem with a multitude...

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Diatomaceous Earth in Your Garden

Nicki Mckay

As gardeners, we are always on the lookout for natural ways to nurture our plants and keep our gardens thriving. Enter diatomaceous earth (DE), a hidden gem with a multitude...

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Favourite things to grow in winter

Favourite things to grow in winter

Nicki Mckay

In the subtropics, the cool season for growing is remarkably brief. Unlike temperate regions that enjoy an extended spring season, we in the subtropics have a limited window to cultivate...

Favourite things to grow in winter

Nicki Mckay

In the subtropics, the cool season for growing is remarkably brief. Unlike temperate regions that enjoy an extended spring season, we in the subtropics have a limited window to cultivate...

June in the subtropical vegetable garden

June in the subtropical vegetable garden

Nicki Mckay

As June unfolds in subtropical Australia, the days grow shorter and cooler, heralding the onset of winter (and the midst of our Cool Dry Season). This transition provides a unique...

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June in the subtropical vegetable garden

Nicki Mckay

As June unfolds in subtropical Australia, the days grow shorter and cooler, heralding the onset of winter (and the midst of our Cool Dry Season). This transition provides a unique...

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The three growing seasons of in Subtropical Australia

The three growing seasons of in Subtropical Aus...

Nicki Mckay

Subtropical Australia is a gardener’s paradise, with its unique climate offering diverse opportunities for vegetable cultivation. Unlike the more familiar four-season pattern seen in temperate regions, subtropical Australia experiences three...

The three growing seasons of in Subtropical Aus...

Nicki Mckay

Subtropical Australia is a gardener’s paradise, with its unique climate offering diverse opportunities for vegetable cultivation. Unlike the more familiar four-season pattern seen in temperate regions, subtropical Australia experiences three...

Growing Peas in the Subtropics

Growing Peas in the Subtropics

Nicki Mckay

We love to grow peas here over the cooler months in the subtropics, and it does have to be one of the easiest plants to grow. Whether you're a beginner...

Growing Peas in the Subtropics

Nicki Mckay

We love to grow peas here over the cooler months in the subtropics, and it does have to be one of the easiest plants to grow. Whether you're a beginner...

What to do in the Subtropical Vegetable Garden in May

What to do in the Subtropical Vegetable Garden ...

Nicki Mckay

MAY in the subtropical garden is a crucial time for planting cool-season crops, managing garden health, and preparing for the upcoming winter months.

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What to do in the Subtropical Vegetable Garden ...

Nicki Mckay

MAY in the subtropical garden is a crucial time for planting cool-season crops, managing garden health, and preparing for the upcoming winter months.

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What to do in Subtropical Vegetable Garden in December

What to do in Subtropical Vegetable Garden in D...

Nicki Mckay

December marks the start of summer in subtropical Australia, and for avid gardeners, it's a time of vibrant growth and abundant harvests. Or it’s the time to shove the sweet potatoes...

What to do in Subtropical Vegetable Garden in D...

Nicki Mckay

December marks the start of summer in subtropical Australia, and for avid gardeners, it's a time of vibrant growth and abundant harvests. Or it’s the time to shove the sweet potatoes...

Using Mycorrhizae in your Vegetable Garden

Using Mycorrhizae in your Vegetable Garden

Nicki Mckay

Are you looking to supercharge your vegetable garden and grow healthier, more productive plants? If so, it's time to get acquainted with an often-overlooked gardening ally: mycorrhizae. This naturally occurring,...

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Using Mycorrhizae in your Vegetable Garden

Nicki Mckay

Are you looking to supercharge your vegetable garden and grow healthier, more productive plants? If so, it's time to get acquainted with an often-overlooked gardening ally: mycorrhizae. This naturally occurring,...

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Tomato Diseases and Pests in Subtropical Australia

Tomato Diseases and Pests in Subtropical Australia

Nicki Mckay

Tomatoes are a beloved garden staple, but cultivating them in subtropical Australia can pose some unique challenges. The warm, humid climate can be a breeding ground for various tomato diseases...

Tomato Diseases and Pests in Subtropical Australia

Nicki Mckay

Tomatoes are a beloved garden staple, but cultivating them in subtropical Australia can pose some unique challenges. The warm, humid climate can be a breeding ground for various tomato diseases...

Protecting your Vegetable Garden From Australian Bush Turkeys

Protecting Your Vegetable Garden from Australia...

Nicki Mckay

Australia is home to a wide array of unique and sometimes challenging wildlife, and one such character is the Australian bush turkey. Known for their curious and often disruptive behaviour,...

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Protecting Your Vegetable Garden from Australia...

Nicki Mckay

Australia is home to a wide array of unique and sometimes challenging wildlife, and one such character is the Australian bush turkey. Known for their curious and often disruptive behaviour,...

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Thriving in November: A Guide to Vegetable Gardening in Subtropical Australia

Thriving in November: A Guide to Vegetable Gard...

Nicki Mckay

As November unfolds in subtropical Australia, your vegetable garden takes centre stage with its vibrant colours and abundant growth. The weather is warmer, and there's an aura of excitement in...

Thriving in November: A Guide to Vegetable Gard...

Nicki Mckay

As November unfolds in subtropical Australia, your vegetable garden takes centre stage with its vibrant colours and abundant growth. The weather is warmer, and there's an aura of excitement in...

Thriving in the Subtropical Sun: Protecting Your Vegetable Garden in Hot Conditions

Thriving in the Subtropical Sun: Protecting You...

Nicki Mckay

The subtropics offer an enticing combination of warm weather and abundant sunshine, making it an ideal location for gardening all year round. However, growing a thriving vegetable garden in hot...

Thriving in the Subtropical Sun: Protecting You...

Nicki Mckay

The subtropics offer an enticing combination of warm weather and abundant sunshine, making it an ideal location for gardening all year round. However, growing a thriving vegetable garden in hot...

October Subtropical Veg Garden To-Do List

October Subtropical Veg Garden To-Do List

Nicki Mckay

October is a time of abundant growth and promise in your subtropical Australian garden. With the arrival of spring, it's an ideal time to focus on growing food.

October Subtropical Veg Garden To-Do List

Nicki Mckay

October is a time of abundant growth and promise in your subtropical Australian garden. With the arrival of spring, it's an ideal time to focus on growing food.