Monthly Archive: August, 2012

Review: Edible School Gardens DVD

“If they grow it, they will eat it”, that’s Leonie Shanahan’s positive message for parents and schools. But how to get an affordable school food garden started?

Lawn Of Destiny

Natural Cloning, Mandarin Style

In autumn I sowed 100 mandarin seed. I’ve just potted up the resultant seedlings – all 170 of them! How is this possible?

Sumptuous Pomelo

At last weekend’s open day, Rosa, a gardening neighbour, gave me two pomelo fruit. So I had two opportunities: to grow my own tree and to make refreshing pomelo salad.

In Flower Today

Brisbane‘s subtropical winter comes to a happy, floriferous end in mid-August. Today there’s around a hundred different plants flowering, two weeks before Australia’s official first day of spring.

How Do I Grow Sword Beans?

Or more importantly, what are sword beans? Think of sword beans (Canavalia gladiata) as haricot bean alternative. Both are vines and sword bean needs  a garden in a frost-free climate to grow really… Continue reading

In Production Today – August

Next weekend, Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th August is my last open day for Open Gardens Australia this year (click on the link if you want details). Here are the 170 productive plants… Continue reading

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