It’s hot and humid and, despite hail, my crop of ‘Manning Pride’ corn is ready to pick. It’s amazing how robust this heritage corn can be considering the force of the hailstorm. The plants are standing 3.25m high, each carrying up to three cobs, 30cm long. It’s highly productive. Gardeners can thank the Bega Valley…
Apparently, Australia’s former Prime Bean Counter, John Howard, reckons Global Warming is for zealots. Interesting.
Thirty four years ago, I graduated at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
A student at Dekin Uni is writing about GM foods. She wanted my opinion, so here is my reply – it was published eight years ago in response to an opinion piece written by Jennifer Marohasy (a member of the Institute of Public Affairs, a pro-industry lobby group) in the Courier Mail…
I only got 41.3kg of winged yam this year. What went wrong?
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.
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.
Most of the seed sold in Australia is imported, harvested from plants farmed overseas.
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.