It’s that time of year where the soil is warming, but still damp enough for planting, for the new growth to appear, to feed and weed the garden.
Australian gardening is trending towards a sustainable, waterwise, organic garden that feeds you and looks after itself. Exactly how to do this, well here’s a few choice guides to help.

 

 

Mulching and Waterwise

Kambarang - season of birth

The Nyungar seasonal calendar includes six different seasons in a year.

These are Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang. Each season describes the seasonal change. October -November is the second Spring, a time of transformation.

Link to Catalogue record for The mulch book
Link to Catalogue record for The Garden Gurus guide to waterwise gardening
Link to Catalogue record for The healthy soil handbook : earthworms, compost, mulch and more
Visit City of Cockburn Website for more information on the local soil.

Organics

 

Link to Catalogue record for Pest-repellent plants : organic solutions to garden and household pests
Link to Catalogue record for Weed : the ultimate gardener's guide to organic weed control
Link to Catalogue record for 
Rodale's ultimate encyclopedia of organic gardening : the indispensable green resource for every gardener

Edibles

 

Link to Catalogue record for A garden can be anywhere : creating bountiful and beautiful edible gardens
Link to Catalogue record for Small space organics : creating sustainable, edible gardens
Link to Catalogue record for Edible landscaping with a permaculture twist : how to have your yard and eat it too
Nowhere to plant vegies, why not on the verge? Verges can be great places to grow productive and edible gardens. Find out more about the Council’s Verge Improvement Policy.