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seed-germination

SEED SAVING Can I save the seeds from a pumpkin I purchased from the supermarket? It’s not a good idea, because cucurbits – think pumpkins, squash, cucumbers and zucchinis – cross-pollinate really easily. This means if your neighbour is…

Letters To The Editor

Letters to the Editor
We’d love to see if we’ve inspired you to embark on any projects. The letter of the issue will receive a limited-edition Pip magazine print featuring archival inks on textured, 300 gsm rag paper. Email your letters and photos to editorial@pipmagazine.com.au

Brains Trust

Brains Trust

Questions answered by Emily Stokes COMPOST What’s better, a compost pile or a worm farm? It depends on how much material you have. An effective hot compost pile needs to be at least one metre by one metre at…

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letters to the Editor

We’d love to see if we’ve inspired you to embark on any projects. Email your letters and photos to editorial@pipmagazine.com.au. Each published entrant will receive a limited-edition Pip Magazine print featuring archival inks on textured 300 gsm rag paper.…

Letter To The Editor

Letters to the Editor
We’d love to hear what you think of Pip and if you’ve embarked on any projects as a result of our articles. Each issue, one published entrant will receive a limited edition Pip Magazine art print, printed with archival inks on beautifully textured archival 300 gsm rag paper.

Brains Trust

Brains Trust

Questions answered by Brent Whiter, gardening expert, nursery owner and ABC South East NSW radio talkback presenter, plantsplustura@gmail.com FIRE-AFFECTED GARDENS How do I repair burnt soil? After fire, there remains copious amounts of ash on the ground and this…

Brains Trust

Brains Trust
Questions answered by Matthew Evans of www.fatpig.farm and presenter of SBS sustainable seafood documentary, What’s the Catch. When it says pole and line fishing on a tin of tuna, what does that mean exactly and is it sustainable? (Renee, Adelaide Hills SA) This means the tuna is caught using a mix of old-fashioned and new fishing methods that aren’t indiscriminate, but are sustainable. The important bit is that fish are caught on a fishing rod, not in a huge net, and that is probably the best way to ensure the tuna is caught from a population that is sustainable.

Letters To The Editor

Letters to the Editor
We’d love to hear what you think of Pip and if you’ve embarked on any projects as a result of our articles. Each issue, one published entrant will receive a limited edition Pip Magazine art print, printed with archival inks on beautifully textured archival 300 gsm rag paper.

Brains Trust

Brains Trust
Growing plants in unfinished compost doesn’t work very well. When we dig plant material into the ground, the soil bacteria will use some of the available soil nitrogen to break it down into compost, taking it away from the plants. This phenomenon is known as nitrogen drawdown. If there was...
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