August 2020

It’s all things Patch this month, with a 26-page vegie-growing special. Raised beds, compost, crop protection, what to plant, and how to grow more of it… plus your usual array of fabulous plants and seasonal advice!

Raised vegie beds

Timber, steel, ready-made, flat pack, wicking, DIY… There are heaps of ways to set up raised beds in the patch, and this story shows you around some great choices.

10 ways to grow more food

Who doesn’t want more of a good thing? Learn how to maximise production of those yummy home-grown vegies in whatever sized space you have.

Composting 101

Here’s all you need to know about converting organic materials into ‘nature’s gold’, from choosing bins, bays or barrels, to balancing moisture content and aerating the pile.

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Win a Wollemi pine
Win a Wollemi pine

Wollemi pines were around at the time of the dinosaurs. Fancy growing one in your own backyard? Enter our competition to win a Wollemi pine worth $169. Competition closes August 16.

Win a Eurolux Cookware frying pan
Win a Eurolux Cookware frying pan

Solve the scrambled word in the crossword on page 86 of the July issue of ABC Gardening Australia magazine for a chance to win a frying pan valued at $194.50. Competition closes July 5.

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