Category Archive: Climate

In Production Today – September

Goodbye spring! September’s spring withered halfway through the month as the hot, windy, desiccating conditions of Brisbane’s fifth season arrived: crematoria. Timely watering is, again, critical until useful rain arrives…

Biodispersal: Another word for the dictionary

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

In Production Today – August

My ‘spring’ seed saving season has started early, I saved some Stinking Roger seed today.

Memories of Alpine Flowers

This Will’s cigarette card collection is a hundred years old. I photographed it this morning, in between radio interviews…

Brisbane Skips Winter, 2013 Becomes Hottest Year Ever (Until 2015, The Latest Hottest Year Ever Beaten by 2016, which was beaten by 2017!)

This year my garden had an extended autumn and now, judging by the flowers outside, it’s spring. Did Brisbane skip winter?

In Production Today – July

I only got 41.3kg of winged yam this year. What went wrong?

Paronella Park: Queensland’s Juicy Jungle Garden

  Paronella Park, near Innisfail, is the legacy created by Jose Paronella, a prodigiously productive person. Born in Catalonia, Spain, and trained as a pastry chef, Jose emigrated to Australia in 1913. He… Continue reading

In Production Today – June 2013

Winter has started fitfully, just like the previous two. Mild, drizzly, calm and cloudy conditions have encouraged moulds, but  delayed sowing peas. Spells of cold, dry, windy conditions have spurred leaf drop on… Continue reading

Growing Australian Plants In London

When the Guardian published a few shots of Australian plants that can be grown in Britain, I had a flashback to my Australian-effect front garden in London.

Food With A Future

Whatever they said to you at school, farming is the oldest profession.

Looking Back: Autumn Open Day at Bellis

An Open Day is a great way to get feedback from gardeners on what you’re growing and how you’re doing.

Autumn Open Day at Bellis

Every time I open my garden there is something to celebrate about organic gardening and seed saving.

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