Edibles

The How-to of Growing Potatoes

The How-to of Growing Potatoes

Growing potatoes Growing potatoes in the Redlands can be tricky, as potatoes are a cool climate crop. This means they grow well in Australia's the southern states, but don't like our coastal humidity! In southern states potatoes are a summer crop because they are...

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Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew

What's that white powdery substance on my plants leaves? I had a query recently asking what a white powdery substance was on a grape leaf? They actually said "it looks like powdery mildew, but it's not on zucchini"! It looked like powdery mildew because it was powdery...

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Are Blueberry’s Easy to Grow?

Are Blueberry’s Easy to Grow?

Blueberry Hill? I am thinking of renaming my place Blueberry Hill after the number of blueberry bushes that I now have producing fruit! The only problem being that I am at the bottom of the hill, not up the top? How it started? It all started with one little blueberry...

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Good Bugs in your garden #1

Good Bugs in your garden #1

Following on from my interview at BayFM, I wanted to write a few posts on Good Bugs. So what do I mean by Good Bugs? Good bugs are those insects that prey upon bad bugs in your garden. Bad bugs include caterpillars, scale, aphids and mealybugs. There are plenty of...

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Superfoods – Eating foods as nature intended?

Superfoods – Eating foods as nature intended?

Many vegetables are being labelled as Superfoods. I just think its eating as nature intended us to eat! In Brisbane we grow a fabulous range of vegetables throughout winter. These include lettuce, bok choy, eggplants, tomatoes, kale and most leafy green vegetables. I...

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Peppermint Tea Health Benefits

Peppermint Tea Health Benefits

The Health Benefits of Peppermint Tea My sister is a huge fan of peppermint tea. She often uses it to finish off her dinner. She says that it helps her digestion, and it is a good substitute for dessert with no calories! I have been doing some research for my new book...

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