Vegetables

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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COMPOSTING

COMPOSTING

Talking about composting on BayFM This week I have been asked if I could talk a bit about composting on my BayFM radio program. We have mentioned compost a few times. However, it seems its one of those things that people are a bit hesitant about. I can understand this...

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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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Companion Planting in Australia

Companion Planting in Australia

Why use Companion Planting in Australia? I was reading a blog the other day that said that companion planting was a gardening concept that worked a treat in the northern hemisphere, but not so well down here in Australia. This made me wonder what was meant by this...

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What makes celery bitter tasting?

What makes celery bitter tasting?

Why does my celery taste bitter? I was recently asked this question by a gardener. Celery is an attractive, easy to grow plant that makes a great filler plant in any vegetable or herb garden. However if you want to grow great celery, that you can eat, there are a few...

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