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22 May How to Identify Dichondra repens from Gotu Kola
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Title image above is copyright © Optimate Group Pty Ltd This is a quick little post to complement any Dichondra repens and/or gotu kola listings on this site. What is the point in saying (in those listings) how similar the two are at first glance, without actually helping people tell the difference..
15 Mar Water and Pots
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Title image above is copyright © Optimate Group Pty Ltd (This article was originally posted here on our Jujube Tree Nursery site.) First published here 15th March 2023. Have you ever repotted a plant and wondered why the bottom of the potting mix is so incredibly saturated compared to the rest, de..
06 Mar Newsletter 6th March 2023
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Title image above is copyright © The Caledonian Tree Co. Ltd First published 6th March 2023 Hello everyone, how we are already in March…?! ********* Item 1: New Site This one is first as it is the least important. But around the turn of the new year I was really getting fed up with the previous tw..
03 Mar On Biochar
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Title image above is attributed to Oregon Department of Forestry, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons Backstory I first heard of biochar maybe back in the early 2000s. It sounded really, really interesting, but I was somewhat put off by the $120 (or thereabo..
28 Feb On Carbon Dioxide, C3 Carbon Fixation, C4 Carbon Fixation, and CAM
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Title image above is attributed to Mike Jones, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons (This article was originally posted here on our Jujube Tree Nursery site.) First published here 28th February 2023. Please note that this post is somewhat technical, and assumes some of the writing done on photosyn..
17 Feb On Carbon Dioxide
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Title image above is attributed to Jynto, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons (This article was originally posted here on our Jujube Tree Nursery site.) First published here 17th February 2023. The Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Molecule CO2 is a simple molecule of two oxygen atoms each double-bonded to one carbon a..
02 Feb How Air-Pot Containers Air-Prune Roots
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Title image above is copyright © The Caledonian Tree Co. Ltd All text and images are copyright © The Caledonian Tree Co. Ltd First reproduced here 2nd February 2023 When the tap root reaches the base, increased air in the growing medium dehydrates the tip, pruning it and stimulating lateral root b..
13 Jan Dying Leaves on Jujube Trees
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Title image above is copyright © Optimate Group Pty Ltd (This article was originally posted here on our Jujube Tree Nursery site.) First published here 13th July 2022. I noticed random jujube trees looking a bit ‘not right’ one day in November 2022. And then almost overnight they looked even more ..
05 Nov Newsletter 5th November 2022
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Title image above is copyright © Optimate Group Pty Ltd First published 5th November 2022 NOTE: this newsletter went out to subscribers of two previous sites mentioned herein: Urban Heirlooms and Garden Clippings, which have since been combined into this single site Wollongong Nursery. Hello every..
04 Nov Determinate, Indeterminate, and Dwarf Tomatoes: What Do They All Mean?
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Title image above is copyright © Optimate Group Pty Ltd First published 4th November 2022 Introduction People new to the growing of tomatoes may see one variety described as determinate and another as indeterminate, but are none the wiser, as these terms are not always defined at the time. Going f..
07 Jul Raised Vegetable or Garden Beds - Part Two
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Title image above is copyright © Optimate Group Pty Ltd First published 7th July 2022 Part One covered how I was inspired by three composting concepts to fill a raised bed which would always be self-fertile. The end result was essentially a hybridisation of Esther Deans’ no-dig garden and sheet mu..
06 Jul Raised Vegetable or Garden Beds - Part One
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Title image above is copyright © Optimate Group Pty Ltd First published 6th July 2022 My go-to method for filling a raised vegetable or garden bed was inspired by three composting concepts that weren’t quite the hot composting method per se, but which came close for the purposes I needed — that of..
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