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September 16, 2019
Living Soil

Soil is an important factor in the growing awareness of the role of carbon and climate change. "The Living Soil Beneath Our Feet" is a short but interesting video from a lab in California. However, the message is relevant to any ecosystem to introduce some concepts of the complexity of this living organism. Rich healthy […]

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September 16, 2019
Planting Guide

September Planting Guide It's spring on the Sunshine Coast and an ideal time for backyard gardeners. You can choose from the following list. Remember that we live inthe Queensland sub-tropics and the range of suitable plants for your garden is up to your experience and adventurous nature. Asian greens Beans Beetroot Capsicum Carrot Cauliflowers Chilli […]

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September 16, 2019
Spring, Weeds and Slasher

First a little background about Slasher. Slasher Organic Weedkiller is a non-selective fast acting herbicide designed for weed control where other herbicides may be unsafe to the user, the environment or the general public. 1. a versatile weed, moss and algae killer 2. visible results within hours of spraying 3. registered for use in organic […]

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September 13, 2019
It's Avocado Month!

Avocados To Delight Any Palate: It seems that everybody has their favourite recipe to enjoy their avocado. For some it's plain avocado on toast with marmite (or vegemite). Smashed avocado is the in thing for now. Or it's guacamole and the list goes on.  The Heart Foundation recommends them. Nutritionists recommend them. We enjoy eating  […]

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September 12, 2019
September Newsletter Giveaway

Congratulations to Jacki Hinchey, winner of the September Newsletter draw. The Erdon Lee lychee that Jacki chose is a relatively new variety to Australia but the quality and size of the fruit makes it a very popular variety. The Erdon Lee is well suited to the sub-tropical climate of the Sunshine Coast. It is a […]

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July 3, 2019
June Newsletter Giveaway

It's Blueberry Time for Elisha Maddock For Elisha Maddock it's time to plant blueberries. Elisha lives at Buderim and was delighted to be the winner of the Newsletter fruit tree draw for June. Congratulations Elisha! It's exciting how blueberries have become so popular in the last few years in Australia. Traditionally, blueberries belong to colder […]

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June 27, 2019
Hay Garden

A Hay Bale Garden The picture here is a good illustration of one way to use hay bales to create a productive backyard garden. It's simple, but it's effective. Ten or twelve bales is enough to make a good sized rectangular garden bed. This number will probably leave a bale or two over that can […]

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June 27, 2019
Growing Guide For Blueberries

Blueberries are a valued addition to any backyard garden. At The Nursery we have varieties that grow well here in Queensland's south-east corner. The shrubs are small enough to grow in a container yet big enough to produce a pleasing crop of delicious berries. There is a lot we could say about the health benefits […]

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June 5, 2019
June Planting Guide

Suggested Planting Guide for June/July 2019. South-East Queensland Sub-tropical Climate. The following planting guide is designed to suggest some ideas of what to plant in your garden as we move into winter. Some plants are best planted as seeds. Others are best planted as seedlings. The months listed suggest the time you can expect to […]

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June 5, 2019
A Winter Featured Product

Organic All-In-One Liquid Fertiliser is a by-product of the fishing industry in North Queensland. The fish come from the rich tropical waters of the north and the brewing process results in what we believe is the most nutrient rich liquid fertiliser on the market.

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June 5, 2019
May Fruit Tree

Chrysophyllum cainito is a tropical tree of the family Sapotaceae. It is native to the Greater Antilles and the West Indies. It has spread to the lowlands of Central America and is now grown throughout the tropics, including Southeast Asia. It also grows well in the sub-tropical climate that we enjoy in South-East Queensland. Here […]

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May 30, 2019
Let's Make Mud Pies!

Some of us grew up as kids in the days of mud pies. We got to race around the bush bare-foot, fall into the creek and just enjoy getting dirty. We even did some gardening and got dirt under our fingernails. The clean-up after all this fun was something else but we endured it. We […]

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February 27, 2019
Watering With Ollas

Watering With Ollas. Porous clay pots have been used for thousands of years to water plants. It is an effective way to get the water down to the root zone where the plats most need it. The video describes one way any backyard gardener can make ollas without spending a fortune. By the way, the […]

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January 21, 2019
Erdon Lee Lychees

Erdon Lee Lychees Are Delicious! January is lychee season on the Sunshine Coast. Just a couple of days ago, Dave returned to the nursery with a box of Erdon Lees and several packets of regular lychee varieties. The first thing that grabs you about the Erdon Lee variety is the size. The pictures say it […]

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December 14, 2018
Citrus Christmas

Healthy New Citrus Stock. Just because it's Christmas there's a 5 percent discount on all citrus stock till the new year. Your codeword is CITRUS5 to get your 5 percent discount. Remember, we are not able to ship fruit tree stock. Please visit The Garden Shed Nursery at Palmwoods to purchase your citrus trees. 5 Little […]

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December 10, 2018
Queensland Fruit Fly

The Queensland Fruit Fly. Maggots in your fruit!! It's not just the maggots, it's the bacteria that come with them that sends the fruit rotten. It's summer and fruit flies are out doing what fruit flies do - destroy your fruit and veges. We have the Queensland fruit fly to blame all up and down […]

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December 10, 2018
November Draw

Rosalyn Tuckett Won The November Draw.  The feijoa is a popular fruit in New Zealand. Rosalyn has New Zealand connections and was happy to choose the feijoa for the November fruit tree draw. The feijoa is also known as the pineapple guava. For those who like scientific names it's Acca sellowiana or sometimes Feijoa sellowiana. The feijoa is […]

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November 28, 2018
Make It A Fruit Tree Christmas

Fruit trees are always a valuable addition to any backyard garden. Now, with the dwarf varieties readily available, we can enjoy them on a balcony or veranda growing in a suitable pot. The Garden Shed Nursery stocks a variety of fruit trees that keeps changing with the seasons. Importantly, the trees are suited to the […]

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November 28, 2018
A Citrus Tree Christmas Gift

Citrus Trees Make Great Christmas Presents. What's better than a cold drink with a squeeze of lime on a hot summer's day? And it's even better if you picked the lime from your own tree. That's why a healthy Tahitian Lime tree makes a great Christmas present for friends or family with a garden. And […]

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November 26, 2018
Kokodama!

What's a Kokodama? A Kokodama is a handmade plant container made from natural coconut fibre. The coconut fibre is molded into a durable ball-shaped container and can be used for planting a wide variety of plants. The current stock of Kokodama at The Garden Shed Nursery at Palmwoods  comes in sizes ranging from 150mm to […]

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November 26, 2018
Summer Seasonal Gardening Tips

Here are some valuable gardening tips from Anne Gibson, The Micro Gardener. During November and into summer, watch out for increased aphid activity, bronze orange bugs and citrus leaf miners attacking fruit trees. These pest insects suck sap from leaves and stems, weakening your plants and trees. Early detection and removal can help stop the […]

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October 3, 2018
September Draw

Delcia Chose a Red Centre Lime Tree:    Delcia Sorensen from Chevallum won the September draw for a free fruit tree and chose the Red Centre Lime tree. This will add colour and taste to Delcia's already prolific garden. The Red Centre Lime was developed by the CSIRO in Australia. It produces a tangy thumb-sized […]

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October 2, 2018
October Citrus Tree Special Offer

October Special - $5 Off Any Citrus Tree In Stock: Citrus fruit is always in demand, especially if it's chemical-free and quality fruit. One way to guarantee that is to grow your own citrus tree or trees if space permits. The Garden Shed Nursery at Palmwoods has a carefully selected range of well established citrus […]

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October 1, 2018
Spring Harvest

Spring Harvest and Planting:  You'll enjoy Anne Gibson's video about her early spring harvest of healthy organic produce. Winter on the Sunshine Coast gets cold at times but not cold enough to stop the backyard gardener. Now that spring is here there is so much to do. So, What Do We Plant? Really, the choice […]

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September 28, 2018
The Garden Auger

The Garden Shed Nursery Garden Auger: Gardeners are always on the lookout for tools that make the job easier. The Garden Auger is one of those innovative inventions. The auger is designed to be used in any 12mm power drill. As a word of warning, set the drill to its low speed and set the […]

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September 26, 2018
A Frontyard Garden With A Difference

A Frontyard Garden With A Difference: Vegetables growing in the frontyard garden, mixed with a variety of edible flowers is something of a sensation. However, for Anne Gibson, The Micro Gardener, this is the way it's done, There's fresh organic produce for the kitchen and the garden creates a great place to relax. Growing greens […]

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September 5, 2018
August Draw

And The Winner Is...   Congratulations to Bev McMullin of Palmwoods, winner of the August free fruit tree draw. Bev chose a Dwarf Tahitian Lime to add to her garden. The Tahitian Lime is one of the most popular lime trees for home gardens and is well suited to a range of Aussie climates. The […]

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September 5, 2018
Newsletter

A Brief Hello:   Thank you for sharing your details to receive this newsletter. Organic gardening is a challenge that many of have taken up and I'm sure there is much we can share on this website and on The Garden Shed Nursery Facebook page. If you live within driving distance of Palmwoods on the Sunshine Coast […]

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September 2, 2018
Desertification

"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes […]

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September 2, 2018
Organic News From The Garden Shed

Dave Jarrett - business-man, farmer and farm auditor has been an organic agriculture guru for over 20 years.  ...turning dirt into soil and soil into profit...   Profit is the bottom line for farmers.   However, for backyard gardeners it's all about chemical-free, home-grown food for the kitchen. In other words it's better health for […]

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July 30, 2018
Soil Testing - Premium Soil Analysis Report

One of the biggest challenges for backyard gardeners is how good the soil is. Will it produce an abundant harvest? Is there a vital mineral missing? Should I go organic? Is organic gardening possible or am I forced to use chemicals and poisons to control all the bugs and diseases? Soil testing is a scientific […]

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