Conditions have been perfect for plants that can cope with hot, humid, calm, showery conditions.
Most of the seed sold in Australia is imported, harvested from plants farmed overseas.
Productivity is gradually recovering after ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
Can’t find genuine cardamom plants, but want its fresh flavour in your cooking? Grow your own.
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 the honeybee, making them prone to to deadly infections. Previous studies have shown that pesticides such as neonicotinoids cause harm to bees,…
Give me an Australian wasp anytime. The solitary species are so much safer to garden amongst than their vicious ‘social’ European counterpart, Vespula germanica.
Being eaten alive, from the inside out, is not the kindest death. But it’s ruthlessly efficient.
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
“With the right breeding and care, food plants have – so far – fed and sustained human civilisation”