A couple of brief April showers kept the grass green, but below the surface the soil remains dry. It’s ideal weather for propagating Cranberry Hibiscus and Four Seasons Herb, cuttings are rooting within ten days. Although the value of each watering is lasting longer now the days are shorter and the nights cooler, I won’t…
To me, freedom is access to water – clean rainwater, harvested from my roof, and recycled water generated by my sewage system which I use to grow organic food.
So there I was with Noel Burdette, in the pre-dawn darkness of Brisbane’s Cannon Hill. Groggy but organised, and with only a smartly dressed security guard as a witness, we got stuck in. Long ago we’d decided that the front garden at 4BC Radio, home to the voice of Brisbane’s gardeners, needed a little buffing up….
The most widespread recorded drought in Queensland’s history has meant most of my gardening effort continues to be spent on watering and soil improvement. At least I’m able to keep fruit trees productive and perennials alive. Beds which would normally be filled with seasonal annuals can remain dug, mulched and bare until useful rain arrives. But…
Thirty four years ago, I graduated at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
I only got 41.3kg of winged yam this year. What went wrong?
Heat and windy, sunny weather continue delaying sowing and planting summer crops.
Withering heat, windy, sunny weather continue to delay sowing and planting summer crops.
Food production is quickly changing since summer arrived two weeks early…
Growth on sound foundations: Kyabra Community Garden, Queensland
In Brisbane, winter crops have finished flowering. Their seed is ripe and ready for harvest.
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.