Heat and windy, sunny weather continue delaying sowing and planting summer crops.
Growth on sound foundations: Kyabra Community Garden, Queensland
In Brisbane, winter crops have finished flowering. Their seed is ripe and ready for harvest.
“With the right breeding and care, food plants have – so far – fed and sustained human civilisation”
Before leaving for a week’s trip, I read my Lonely Planet guide. It describes Port Moresby as a gritty city and advises tourists not to flaunt their wealth. I survived living in London’s seedy Surrey Docks (1984 – 85) and I work for our national broadcaster, so I consider myself to be (somewhat) street-wise and I’ve plenty…
Basil and Mary died. Last weekend. The world is poorer without them, and I have a heavy heart. Where to start?
There are three things every Australian should know about mangroves.
Australia is a massive pharmacy store, where some very useful plants grow in our streets, reserves and gardens.
Organic gardening isn’t conventional gardening, so why not enjoy some unconventional pest control?
If you put raw silverbeet in your salad, or casually add nitrogen to your vegetables, this book is a must read. If it doesn’t save your life, it will certainly improve it.
“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?
In autumn I sowed 100 mandarin seed. I’ve just potted up the resultant seedlings – all 170 of them! How is this possible?