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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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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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Top 10 Must Have Fruit Trees To Grow in the Sub-tropics

Top 10 Must Have Fruit Trees To Grow in the Sub-tropics

My Top 10 Fruit trees to grow in the Sub-tropics I was giving a presentation to a Horticultural group the other day about Edible Gardening, and mentioned that my Tropical Apricot fruit tree has finally deigned to flower! The group were very interested in an Apricot...

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Top 10 Must Have Herbs To Grow in Your Garden

Top 10 Must Have Herbs To Grow in Your Garden

I was going to call this Blog The Top 10 Herbs to grow in your vegetable garden. But Herbs are just such awesome plants that I like to plant them throughout my garden, not limit them to the vegetable or herb garden! There are over 100 different herbs that grow easily...

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Growing Lemongrass in Australia

Growing Lemongrass in Australia

Growing Lemongrass I was down the market the other day and saw that they had lemongrass for sale - 3 stalks for $5.00! Honestly, if you don't know how to grow lemongrass you would think at that price that Lemongrass was a precious, hard to grow herb. In reality,...

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