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Growing at Home

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The Growing at Home program is aimed at helping communities to have their own gardens at home, which could mean a small garden patch that has a few vegies mixed with flowers and some fruit trees.

The productions consist of posters and simple step by step growing instructions. They are designed to encourage the attitude of “let’s give it a go” when growing vegetables and fruit at home either on the communities or in urban areas.

The current productions are on banana, watermelon and pumpkin growing, but the collection will expand over the coming year to include many other interesting tips and crops.

Schools should also find these simple productions a useful tool in their school garden programs.

Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes can be grown from the tuber. Select one with “eyes”. This is where the plant will start to grow from.

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Download the Sweet Pototoes Factsheet Download the Sweet Pototoes Poster
Fertiliser

There are 13 essential plant nutrients divided into 3 groups.  Major, Secondary and Trace Elements. 

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Download the Fertilser Factsheet Download the Fertiliser Poster

Bananas need lots of water, sunshine and tucker. It will take about 1 year to give you bananas.

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Growing Bananas Download Agnote Growing Bananas at home.  Download Poster

Grow Pumpkins at home

Pumpkins grow from seeds. They need lots of sun, water and space. It will take 3 months to give you pumpkins.

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Growing Pumpkins, Download Agnote Growing Pumpkins. Download Poster

Grow Watermelons at home

Watermelons grow from seeds. They need lots of sun, water and space. It will take 3–4 months to give you watermelons.

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Growing Watermelons. Download Agnote Growing Watermelons, Dowload Poster

 
Website Launch - NT Gardens

The NT Gardens website has been set up to promote and link remote community gardens and gardeners in the NT. Community and school gardeners can quickly and easily add their own garden page to the site with photos and video, see what other gardeners are doing, and contact one another. It is free and there is no advertising.

Promoting community and school gardens and horticulture in the NT http://ntgardens.org/

The page remains yours to keep free of charge.

The website is part of a Menzies School of Health Research project funded through a GPET Academic Post.

For further information contact Andy Hume at DrAndrewHume@mail.com.
 

To add your garden please

  1. Go to “ntgardens.org
  2. Click the “Add a new garden” button at the bottom of the home page.
  3. Fill in your details and hit submit
  4. The content will be checked by the webmaster, then the page will become yours. You can edit it or change it at any time.

NT Gardens website