Category Archive: Organic

Seeking True Cardamom

Can’t find genuine cardamom plants, but want its fresh flavour in your cooking? Grow your own.

Glyphosate, The World’s Favourite Herbicide

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

Curious Garden Creatures

Give me an Australian wasp anytime. The solitary species are so much safer to garden amongst than their vicious ‘social’ European counterpart, Vespula germanica.

South American Biocontrol Calls Wynnum Food Garden Home

Being eaten alive, from the inside out, is not the kindest death. But it’s ruthlessly efficient.

In Production Today – January

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

In Production Today – December

Withering heat, windy, sunny weather continue to delay sowing and planting summer crops.

In Production Today – November

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

True Grit & Tough Love: gardening in Queensland’s Runcorn

Growth on sound foundations: Kyabra Community Garden, Queensland

Acclimatisation, The Continuing Story

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

Predator Attracting Plants

Organic gardening isn’t conventional gardening, so why not enjoy some unconventional pest control?

Nettle, Anyone?

I like nettles, when they’re managed – and grown in full view.

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?

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