About me

Hello & Welcome

My name is Diana. Wife, Mum, Cat-mama.

I started vegetable gardening to cope with depression and it helped me find peace and acceptance.

As a mother, I can honestly say gardening has got me through those crazy times. We are all happier in the garden. It is a place where were grow food to feed ourselves, learn about nature, sustainability and biodiversity, clear our headspace and spend some much needed time away from our devices.

I am a 100% self taught vegetable gardener, which was a long road after moving from North Queensland to Canberra. Our family is self sufficient for vegetables (save for our son's insatiable capsicum habit!).

Let me teach you what I have learnt about gardening in a cool climate, so you don't make the same mistakes I have!


I love discounts! What I have discovered since starting this little venture is that companies are really happy to hand out discount codes.  So here are some I have scored so far...

Rosie lou painted trowel seeds vegetable pun cards

Fun vegetable pun cards, beautiful garden gifts and plastic free seeds!  Check out Rosie Lou.

Little farm plot plant markers  

Metal plant markers with QR codes of planting instructions on the front.  Sustainable.  Sensible.  Sexy.  What more could you want?  Check out Little Farm Plot.

LIMITED TIME ONLY.  This code is only valid until the end of August 2021.  So stock up on all your sustainable needs quickly!  Check out Biome



compot compost composter

My favourite composting system.  I love this because it's a one step composting process.  Put it in.  Forget about it.  AND you can compost ANYTHING including meat and dairy.  Check out Compot.  (Please note I am not an affiliate, they gave me a code for my followers).


These are affiliate programs. What does that mean? It means that if I’ve used a product or service and liked it, and that product or service has an affiliate program, I sign up for it. Then, when I mention that product or service in one of my blog posts, I provide my affiliate code.

Should you end up buying something using my code, I might get a little sumpin’ sumpin’ for my piggy bank.


Wanna collab?

Yay me too!  Get in touch.  I'm sure we can come up with a great idea together which will get more people into the garden.


Wanna partner?

I love to support small businesses the way that many have supported me. Whether it be through giveaways, social media campaigns or selling your products on GVDU, just get in touch.  Email: growingvegetablesdownunder@gmail.com

About me