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Gardening Tips June 2024

Find out what to do in the garden this June. Grab your gloves and check out these top tips from the Micro Gardener

June 2024

How to check for water leaks

Yikes, the water bill just arrived and it's more of a William than a 'bill'! Avoid a nasty surprise. Learn how to check for leaks and what to do when you find a leak.

Putting blue food dye in the toilet cistern

How to create a waterwise home

From the source to your tap, being waterwise starts with you! Save energy, money and the environment with these top tips

Lady checking the water meter

Your garden can survive with very little water

A water-efficient garden is designed to meet your lifestyle needs without wasting water, regardless of your local climate. Water-efficient gardens often require less maintenance and reduce water bills and garden running costs. Your garden can survive with very little water if you follow these simple practices.

Native Australian garden

Super easy hydroponic gardening for beginners

Hydroponics is a type of soilless gardening that can be done either indoors or outdoors. It's a great option for people with little or no gardening space, or who want to grow herbs and vegetables through the winter. Hydroponic gardening is space-efficient and takes less water than gardening in soil.

The Kratky method

How to use Bokashi Bins

Learn how to compost your organic waste to produce a Bokashi juice full of nutrients and alive with micro-organisms.

Bokashi bin

How to grow your own sprouts

Growing your own sprouts at home is fun and easy. It's a perfect activity to get the kids interested in producing their own food as they can watch progress each day.


February Seasonal Gardening Tips

February's combination of heavy downpours, thunderstorms, heatwaves and dry periods can prove punishing for gardeners and plants. Grab the Micro Gardeners to do list for backyard maintenance and how to nip potential problems in the bud.

passionfruit flower

Keep school lunches safe in the heat

The school holidays are over but there are more hot days on the cards, so how can you avoid making yourself or your kids sick when packing picnics or school lunches in the heat?

Lunch boxes in summer

Seasonal Gardening Tips and planting guide - September

Anne Gibson is The Micro Gardener (or perhaps we should just call her the Guru) 😀 Each month she'll share her top tips for making our gardens grow in this subtropical climate. Read on to find out what to plant this month and which garden tasks need your attention.

Snow Peas seedlings