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From 900-year-old carrots, to apples and oranges that arrived with the First Fleet, we show you just how easy it is to grow your own heirloom fruit and vegies. Plus, we share the delights of bygone beauties: flowers, rare chooks and pigs, and hand-forged tools. Available from 5 July 2018.

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Check out the chook palace in the Patch from Scratch garden and see Alex and Costa as they release the chooks! in this episode of ABC TV Gardening Australia.

 

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