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 summer crops, like winged yam.
Food security alert: Neonicotinoid pesticides, like Confidor, are creating a dangerous world where caterpillars are becoming poison bird bait, where bees and migratory birds ‘forget’ how to navigate and bees and other pollinators are becoming suicide junkies.
I’ve just made Dulce de Tamarindo from tamarind pods, a mouthwatering Mexican sweet that’s guaranteed to stimulate your tastebuds. What could link safer streets, more bees and good food? Here’s a blog on sustainable urban forest management. Let’s start with an end product before making the case to ‘grow me instead’. There is a greater demand…
Whatever they said to you at school, farming is the oldest profession.
An Open Day is a great way to get feedback from gardeners on what you’re growing and how you’re doing.
Every time I open my garden there is something to celebrate about organic gardening and seed saving.
Warm, humid, sunny conditions have allowed most crops to grow well.
Conditions have been perfect for plants that can cope with hot, humid, calm, showery conditions.
“Building the garden you want with whatever you’ve got”
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.