Gardening Australia episode 36 2019: Tino starts a patch at his new home, Jane reveals the secrets of planting a floral clock, Sophie Thomson shares her favourite vertical veggies and we meet a conservationist growing plants for cassowaries.
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Gardening Australia episode 36 2019
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Living the Dream
Tino and his family have made their dream move to the country and it’s time for Tino to start the new family vegie patch from scratch. Tino Carnevale and his family have moved from their Hobart home to a new 20-hectare property on the coast. It’s a frost-free climate, which is perfect for the dreams they have: a citrus orchard, olives, vines, a market garden and maybe sheep and goats. Their first priority is to get some vegie beds in quickly to get some food on the table.
Seed Depth for Germination
Millie explains how low to go in the soil when germinating your seeds. Most seed needs good contact with the soil to germinate, but some species need light to germinate. One example is lettuce, which needs to be sown on the surface of the soil. If you want to cover it, use something like vermiculite, which holds it down while letting the light in, or just the thinnest covering of soil.
Form Function Foliage
Guest Presenter David Fripp takes us on a nursery tour to highlight his favourite foliage and to share his secrets on how to keep them thriving. The function of leaves is to photosynthesise (use sunshine to make nutrients), which involves exchanging gases. In many plants the leaves store food and water, too. These characteristics give you clues as to how to grow the plants and what conditions they prefer or will tolerate. “It’s all part of the plant telling you what it requires,” David says.
Sophie shares how she maximises her garden space by growing climbing vegies.
A Time-honoured Tradition
They may be regarded by some as twee, outdated relics, but Jane discovers the art and skill in designing, planting and maintaining floral clocks.
Top Tip – Mung Beans
Jerry shares his tips for a protein packed mung bean patch.
Gardening Australia: Let it Flow
With a few pipes and a touch of maths, Josh shows how his home irrigation set up takes the stress out of watering.
My Garden Path – Jax Bergersen
We travel to Kuranda, near Cairns, to meet a passionate environmentalist who grows plants for cassowaries.