In the last two decades, the Australian government has failed to have PFAS sites remediated or PFAS wastes destroyed. This failure has resulted in offsite dumping including release of PFAS contaminated water to rivers and the ocean. The most shocking example was the almost a million litres of PFAS contaminated water that was used in to make NuGrow compost.
If you’re watering plants with grey water, the type of detergent you use really makes a difference to both their health and the health of the soil.
Question: A Brisbane landscape supplier sold me soil for my raised vegetable beds. All my vegetables keep failing. I did a soil pH Test and the result was pH 9. Is there any hope I’ll be able to grow spring crops successfully?
Thirty four years ago, I graduated at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
A student at Dekin Uni is writing about GM foods. She wanted my opinion, so here is my reply – it was published eight years ago in response to an opinion piece written… Continue reading
Food security alert: Neonicotinoid pesticides, like Confidor, are creating a dangerous world where caterpillars are becoming poison bird bait, where bees and migratory birds ‘forget’ how to navigate and bees and other pollinators are becoming suicide junkies.
Glyphosate-based herbicides are bee-killing global pollutants of groundwater, rivers and surface water. More recently glyphosate has been detected in rain. The latest research reveals that glyphosate damages the beneficial bacteria in the gut of… Continue reading
For a more sustainable Valentine’s Day, buy your loved one a potted plant. Like love, you can watch your gift grow.
Australia is a massive pharmacy store, where some very useful plants grow in our streets, reserves and gardens.
Organic gardening isn’t conventional gardening, so why not enjoy some unconventional pest control?
I like nettles, when they’re managed – and grown in full view.
If you put raw silverbeet in your salad, or casually add nitrogen to your vegetables, this book is a must read. If it doesn’t save your life, it will certainly improve it.