Category Archive: Sustainability

In Production Today – June 2013

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… Continue reading

Nicotine And Old Roses

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.

Want Safer Streets, More Bees and Good Food? Grow Tamarind Trees, not African Tulip Trees

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… Continue reading

Food With A Future

Whatever they said to you at school, farming is the oldest profession.

Looking Back: Autumn Open Day at Bellis

An Open Day is a great way to get feedback from gardeners on what you’re growing and how you’re doing.

Autumn Open Day at Bellis

Every time I open my garden there is something to celebrate about organic gardening and seed saving.

In Production Today – May

Warm, humid, sunny conditions have allowed most crops to grow well.

In Production Today – March

Conditions have been perfect for plants that can cope with hot, humid, calm, showery conditions.

Book Review: ‘The Thrifty Gardener’ By Millie Ross, ABC Books

“Building the garden you want with whatever you’ve got”

Where Do I Get Seed For That Plant?

Most of the seed sold in Australia is imported, harvested from plants farmed overseas.

In Production Today – February 2013

Productivity is gradually recovering after ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald.

Seeking True Cardamom

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

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