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...
Bindi weed

Bindi weed

Hello, I’m Bindii weed Botanical Name Bindii weed’s botanical name is Soliva sessilis DESCRIBE YOURSELF I originally come from South America so I am an exotic pest! I am bright lime green in colour and I produce prickles or burrs each spring. These...
Blackberry Nightshade

Blackberry Nightshade

Hello, I am Blackberry Nightshade Botanical Name Solanum nigrum DESCRIBE YOURSELF I am tall with dark green leaves. As a nightshade I have small white flowers and black or blue berries, which contain the seeds for next year’s crop of weeds. I have a strong root system...
Dandelion

Dandelion

Hello, I am Dandelion Botanical Name Taraxacum DESCRIBE YOURSELF Everyone knows me from childhood when they blew my dandelion seed heads to make a wish! Although as a gardener you wish I wasn’t in your garden! I am the original broad leaf flatweed, although...