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09 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Fruitful Talks Will Be Held

Fruitful Talks Will Be Held

Ever notice how negotiations and diplomatic talks are often described as ‘fruitful’? And that it’s really just a polite way of saying that nothing much was accomplished? Seedy Saturday does much better than that. Our ‘fruitful talks’ are actually full of fruit. Or at least full of helpful information about growing fruit. And what could […]

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01 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Are You Feeling Seedy?

Are You Feeling Seedy?

We are, because it’s that time of year: when gardeners’ thoughts turn to seeds and our thoughts turn to bringing Victoria the best possible Seedy Saturday. So mark February 21 on your gardening calendar: Seedy Saturday returns to the Victoria Conference Centre, 10-4, with lots of old favourites and some exciting new features (more on […]

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14 Feb Posted by in Exhibitors, Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments

Figs: A Little Mediterranean in your own Backyard

Figs: A Little Mediterranean in your own Backyard

Figs in Victoria? It is possible, but the variety you choose is key to your success. Bob Duncan, of Fruit Trees and More, recommends ‘Desert King’. This variety is well suited to our ‘cool Mediterranean’ climate. Figs usually ripen by August and are equally delicious fresh or dried. Discover more about varieties, best growing conditions, […]

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13 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Seed Saving 2.0

Seed Saving 2.0

Seed saving on a large scale requires in-depth knowledge and practice, especially important for farmers and market gardeners. Expand your knowledge with a professional agrologist, seed saver and and organic farmer. Join Arzeena Hamir, Seed Saving 2.0, 2pm, Feb 15th at Seedy Saturday. Photo courtesy of: DbxsoulviaWikimediaCommons

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13 Feb Posted by in Seedy Saturday | Comments

Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi

Fungi are truly fantastic. They decompose organic matter, play a fundamental role in nutrient cycling and  have long been used as a direct source of food, such as mushrooms and truffles, involved in the production of antibiotics… and, more recently, as biological pesticides to control weeds, plant diseases and insect pests. You can learn more […]

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