Health

Plastic Free Living: My Journey

Plastic Free Living: My Journey

I have signed up to Plastic Free July! I thought I would start my Plastic free living journey with some of my reasons for making the change. And one of the major reasons is the awful, tragic effect that plastic pollution is having on animals, especially in our oceans...

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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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What is a safe garden poison?

What is a safe garden poison?

I am often asked if I can recommend "a really strong poison/pesticide/weedicide". This poison needs to "kill the ants/lawn grubs/cockroaches/spiders/weeds etc that are causing problems in my garden".  That's fine, but then they ask for the poison to "be safe for my...

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Can you compost dog poop?

Can you compost dog poop?

Can you compost dog poop? Conventional wisdom says that you should not compost dog poop as the poop can contain pathogens that can get into the soil. And I certainly would not want to add dog poop to my compost bin, mainly because of the smell and the possibility of...

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How to Grow Turmeric in Australia

How to Grow Turmeric in Australia

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Here are a few things you need to know about how to grow Turmeric This article is about how to grow Turmeric. If you haven't heard of Turmeric, you have probably been living under a rock for the last year or two, as it is the...

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How to grow Echinacea plants?

How to grow Echinacea plants?

Before answering the question "How to grow Echinacea?" let's first see what Echinacea is. What is Echinacea? Echinacea is a herb that helps our immune system protect us from catching colds and flu. It also plays a role in shortening the duration of sickness if you do...

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