Australian Medicinal Herbs
Muddy Boots
by Keith and Elisabeth
5d ago
Herbs - an essential in every kitchen and a favourite in every garden. This week we talk to Elle from Australian Medicinal Herbs. Hear the story of Elle’s transition from the police force to medicinal herbs.  The certified organic Australian Medicinal Herbs grow, process and sell from their farm - “paddock to packet”.  A fascinating episode where Elle talks about the workings of their business as well as sharing some tips for the home gardener on using herbs for remedial purposes. Where you can find all things Muddy Boots! Website: https://www.muddyboots.net.au/ Instagram: www.inst ..read more
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Question Time 24!
Muddy Boots
by Keith and Elisabeth
1w ago
Q&A time again! Who will be this month’s lucky winner of the fabulous prize donated by The Plant Runner? Granitic sand and Decomposed Gravel - what’s the difference? Granitic sand is crushed rock under 4mm. Keith thinks “Deco Gravel” as the listener refers to, is essentially the same. Carrot seeds where tomatoes have previously been, good or bad? Good! “Carrots love tomatoes” NPK - Potassium helps with flowering and fruiting. Apply organic potassium alongside Munash Rock Dust to improve productivity pH - very Alkaline results. Hear what Keith thinks is going on! Strawberry with a lot of r ..read more
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Muddy Boots Top 10: Perennial Plants
Muddy Boots
by Keith and Elisabeth
2w ago
Perennials 30.4.24 With Elisabeth busy with garden and house renovations this week, we have decided to replay one of our listeners favorite episodes.  Perennials. Elisabeth thinks these are a “must have” in every garden. What is a perennial? A plant that persists for several years producing stems and flowers and dying back (or becoming dormant) in Winter. Herbaceous perennials completely die back in Winter (like a peony for example). Perennials often have long flowering periods. Cut back before the Autumn Equinox for another flush of flowers. Many perennials are Mediterranean and drought ..read more
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Meeting the team from Biostim
Muddy Boots
by Keith and Elisabeth
1M ago
Ever heard of mychorrhizal funghi or have any idea how they benefit your garden? Well this week, we meet Tim Lister from BioStim who explains all! BioStim’s MycoGold can be add back beneficial fungal spores to our soil to replenish what has been lost through fertilising, chemical herbicides etc.  This product is available to the home gardener. A small amount can be added at the seedling stage or when planting out pots either directly to the soil or mixed in water. During high growth periods like spring, Mycgold can be added to soil where soil might be depleted. Unlike traditional fertili ..read more
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Autumn Gardening Tasks
Muddy Boots
by Keith and Elisabeth
1M ago
Autumn is here and there is plenty to do in the garden! This week, hear Keith and Elisabeth’s suggestions on what to get done in the garden this Autumn. Pruning and deadhead perennials such as hydrangeas, salvias, lavender etc Prune espalier apples and citrus Rejuvenate your soil after summer with a broad fork (Keith recommends F.D Ryan's) before adding Rooster Booster, Clyde's Compost, Clyde’s lignite along with a liquid fertiliser like Charlie Carp or  Power Feed Feed citrus - try Harry's Citrus Food or Neutrog Gyganics Tomatoes are finishing up and will need to be removed Plant garlic ..read more
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Elisabeth's New Garden
Muddy Boots
by Keith and Elisabeth
2M ago
We’ve heard Elisabeth mention “my new garden” a number of times. Now we have the opportunity to follow Elisabeth’s journey to creating her new dream garden. Keith drew up plans for the garden using council plans and including Elisabeth’s plant selections and ideas. Elisabeth started the transformation with the most visible section. Two ModBOX raised beds are accessible to the kitchen for Elisabeth’s vegetables.  Before any planting, soil was improved with Clyde's Compost and Clyde’s lignite. Morningside Landscapes are assisting with the heavy lifting.  Next granitic sand will be lai ..read more
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Question Time 22!
Muddy Boots
by Keith and Elisabeth
2M ago
Where you can find all things Muddy Boots! Website: https://www.muddyboots.net.au/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/muddybootspodcast/ Facebook: Muddy Boots Podcast | Facebook ..read more
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Alternatives to a grass lawn
Muddy Boots
by Keith and Elisabeth
2M ago
What alternatives are there to the classic, Australian lawn?  Synthetic? Elisabeth is not a fan, will Keith convince her that they have a place? Before considering an alternative, consider a few elements - amount of sun, foot traffic, water conditions etc Granitic sand - can be a great alternative for areas between plants, border beds or for paths.  Mulch - Keith recommends 10mm pine bark Looking for a live lawn alternative?  Herbaceous alternatives include: Creeping thyme, chamomile, prostate rosemary, round baby pigface, pennyroyal,  Other plants that are suitable lawn ..read more
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Sustainable ways to save money in the garden
Muddy Boots
by Keith and Elisabeth
2M ago
Where you can find all things Muddy Boots! Website: https://www.muddyboots.net.au/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/muddybootspodcast/ Facebook: Muddy Boots Podcast | Facebook ..read more
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Meeting the team from Wormlovers
Muddy Boots
by Keith and Elisabeth
3M ago
Currently own a worm farm or thinking you might like to? This week we meet Richard Thomas from Wormlovers Hear about the history of Wormlovers and their journey over the last 10 years and learn from Richard’s knowledge on the benefits of worm farms for the home gardener. Check out the Wormlovers website to see the range of not only worm farms but planter boxes, wicking beds and other garden accessories. Whether you’re a large family or living on your own, Richard will explain not only the waste reduction benefits of the worm farm but the reward of the effect of worm castings and worm tea on yo ..read more
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