How to Grow Your Own Mango Plant

Guest post by Yvonne Lee of www.bargainhunter.com.au

It’s currently mango season and I’ve been consuming a heap of mangoes. I have been buying cases of mangoes (16 to a box) for around $10 – $20. I started buying up early due to the (then) ridiculous prices of bananas. Now the bananas have dropped in price to $0.99 per kilo I’m still buying my mangoes but have backed it off a bit. I’ve noticed the mangoes are coming from all around Australia now.  Early in the season I bought ones from Northern Territory and now it seems as if my mangoes are from QLD but I’ve also seen Western Australian mangoes in the stores. I’m not sure if they have always come from those places and I hadn’t paid attention to them previously. Nowadays all the mangoes seem to have labels on them so they are easier to identify where they are from.

With the glut of mangoes at our place I was filling up our ice cream container for worm food really quickly, especially since the pit took up a lot of space in the container! I decided to google how to grow a mango tree from a pit. It seemed a logical thing to do…anyway there were some wonderful pictures, instructions and YouTube videos which helped me. Continue reading How to Grow Your Own Mango Plant

The taste of Sydney

Guest post by Sharon Lee of FlavourCrusader

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Urban honey has grown in popularity worldwide, particularly in Europe. I note that Melbourne city has picked up the trend, but what of Sydney?

“Sydney also has many city beekeepers who’ve been producing rooftop and backyard honey for many years,” said Lyndon Fenlon of Melbourne’s Urban Honey Co.

Meet Richard Foote. His bees reside in suburban Sydney. His method of production is to simply cut the caps then divide the honeycomb into sellable portions. He sells his honey online, and also through Flemington and Penrith markets. Continue reading The taste of Sydney

Winter 2011 Issue of Sprout is Out Now with PermaCultured Planting Guide

Winter 2011 Sprout Cover

The latest issue of Sprout Magazine, titled “A BREADUCATION”, just hit the shelves a couple of weeks ago, and with this arrived my complementary copy. Magazine’s publisher and editor Diane Jardine is incredibly warm and wonderful, and she always forwards me a copy, when there is an article I’ve written. This time it was a “Winter Planting Guide” (if you would like to see the pages of the article, please click the images below).

Continue reading Winter 2011 Issue of Sprout is Out Now with PermaCultured Planting Guide

What to Plant in May: 12 Cold Weather Roots & Vegetables to Plant Now in Sydney (Temperate Zone)

1. Garlic

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Where: plant gloves directly into the soil
Harvest: from November Continue reading What to Plant in May: 12 Cold Weather Roots & Vegetables to Plant Now in Sydney (Temperate Zone)

Sprout Magazine Double Feature! PermaCultured articles on Natural Pest Control and Autumn Planting Guide

Sprout - Autumn 2011 cover

The current issue of Sydney’s local Sprout Magazine (Autumn 2011) included two articles written by PermaCultured author Tatyana Temirbulatova. This is very exciting, thanks to everyone at Sprout for supporting “the permaculture way”. :)

Fun fact! The cover image of the Pest Control article (the one with the chives) was taken on a beautiful sunny morning at Milkwood Permaculture farm. It was a spontaneous photo, without any big plans for fame and glory, but here it is…on a full-colour page in a magazine. Yay! Continue reading Sprout Magazine Double Feature! PermaCultured articles on Natural Pest Control and Autumn Planting Guide