With plant enthusiasts forming communities all over the internet, what are the best Australian gardening blogs to follow for tips, tricks and information?
While toilet paper and pasta were hot commodities during the national lockdowns of 2020, herb and vegetable plants also shot up by a whopping 27%. In fact, Australians spent over $2.6 billion dollars on plants last year, signalling the beginning of what can only be described as somewhat of a flora phenomenon.
While it comes as no real surprise that gardening is just one of the many hobbies we’ve collectively adopted in an attempt to navigate the events of the last year, the benefits are undeniable.
In addition to the abundance of fruit, vegetables and flowers, just some of the secret health benefits of gardening for can include:
- Natural exposure to Vitamin D (sunlight) which increases bone and immune health
- Decreased risk of developing dementia by 36%
- Mood boosting and stress management by lowering cortisol levels
- Unintentional exercise, improving strength, stamina and flexibility
- Helps to combat loneliness, particularly in the form of a community garden
Eight Australian Gardening Blogs For Green Thumbs
In turn, it’s only natural that at some point, we all need the advice and feedback that can only come from our peers. The internet is the world’s greatest resource when it comes to tracking down relevant information, and perhaps none more so than real world blogging from other gardeners in the Land Down Under – so where do you start?
Organic Gardener– Once an organic gardening magazine produced by the ABC, Organic Gardener is now one of the best information hubs available on the internet. With their slogan being “where naturally great ideas grow”, it’s a great tool to help you garden chemical free.
Deep Green Permaculture – If you’re interested in an approach to land management and philosophy that adopts arrangements observed in flourishing natural ecosystems, then the insights shared by the team at Deep Green Permaculture can prove to be invaluable.
Backyard Gardening Australia – Run by Daniel and Katelyn Dohrman from their home near Perth, Backyard Gardening Australia is an encyclopedia for those looking to master the fine art of growing, and in turn eating, your produce at home.
Bioweed – For gardening tips and tricks from actual agronomists, look no further than the Bioweed blog. As the brainchild of industry legends Greenpro – so it’s safe to say that they know a thing or two about chemical free farming and gardening practices.
The Balcony Garden – Dreaming of creating jungle at home, but restricted to a small space? As a leading supplier of designer garden pots and planters, The Balcony Garden knows their stuff when it comes to injecting green into a small space.
Aussie Organic Gardening – Published author and gardening enthusiast Lyn Bagnall has over forty years of experience under her belt. Through Aussie Organic Gardening, she publishes advice on tackling the challenges of climate change at home through organic practices.
The Gardenist – Michael McCoy is a garden designer, writer and occasional garden tour leader. As a botanist, his knowledge for garden design coaching is unparalleled, and is all too happy to share his knowledge via his blog, The Gardenist.
Gardening 4 Kids – While getting the kids off the couch and into the backyard is half the battle, for tips and tricks on what to do with them once you get there, look no further than Gardening 4 Kids. It’s quite the resource when it comes to age appropriate activities.
Sourcing Gardening Tips From The Professionals
Spending time outside and in the garden is an easy way to start educating yourself on the importance of sustainability – even when it comes to staying on top of any nasty invaders.
While hand plucking weeds is an easy and cost-free method used to prevent a weed infestation – it’s certainly not the most convenient. A glyphosate-free weed killer like Bioweed is a safe way to keep them under control. As a non-residual solution, it will break down into the soil in as little as 72 hours and can combat over 200 invasive weed species.
Bioweed is the brainchild of well established agricultural leaders Greenpro, and is backed by over twenty years of research and development. Owned and manufactured in Australia, the primary ingredient of Bioweed is actually sustainably sourced pine oil, and is even approved by NASAA, ACO and APVMA for use around organic farms and food production.
If you’re on the hunt for a natural weed killer, more organic gardening solutions, or simply want to know more about eliminating weeds safely, check out other tips and tricks in our online advice forum, or contact us for any further queries.