Category Archive: Climate

In Production Today – February 2013

Productivity is gradually recovering after ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald.

In Production Today – January

Heat and windy, sunny weather continue delaying sowing and planting summer crops.

In Production Today – November

Food production is quickly changing since summer arrived two weeks early…

Dry soil after the storm

After the storms that hit Brisbane yesterday you might expect that I could give watering a rest for a while.

Acclimatisation, The Continuing Story

“With the right breeding and care, food plants have – so far – fed and sustained human civilisation”

Mangrove Love

There are three things every Australian should know about mangroves.

Book Review: Australia’s Poisonous Plants by Dr Ross McKenzie

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.

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.

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

A Taste of Macedonia

  When I noticed someone in Macedonia was reading my blog, it occurred to me that food is the easiest way to appreciate a different culture. So I looked up ‘My Macedonian Kitchen’… Continue reading

Towards A National Food Plan

Draft notes for Queensland Conservation’s submission to aid in the development of a National Food Plan. The final draft was submitted by QC on 2.9.11… Introduction A National Food Plan is vital for… Continue reading

After The Floods

If you need fresh food in a few days, start growing sprouts. You don’t need a garden or any gardening skill to succeed, just view this beginner’s guide first: http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s1857237.htm When the time… Continue reading

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