What Gardeners Can Do About Climate Change

Gardening and agriculture produce several greenhouse gasses apart from carbon dioxide – and we can help lower emissions of most of them. Even if each…

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Beans

Phaseolus spp. "Beans, beans are good for your heart, the more you eat... etc.". Conveniently I have forgotten the rest of that ditty but it's true…

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Newbie Sustainable Gardener in COVID Times

Extra time at home and isolation spurred one of our subscribers on to start her own veggie garden.  Amy Esdaile tells us of her experience. " When I…

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Wicking Beds

You know, I’ve been doing this horticulture thing for a while, and over that time, I’ve seen a number of garden designs, products and “innovations”…

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Capsicum and Chillies

Capsicum spp. Chillies would have to be about the greatest things on earth (okay, slight exaggeration, but they are pretty awesome!) I love chillies…

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Top Tomato Varieties

How many tomato varieties are there?  A list to start from is below and covers many of Australia’s best tomato types.  Also see the amazing book…

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Cucumbers

Cucumis sativus  Fresh, pickled or as an ingredient in many a dish and used the world over, cucumbers have a lovely place in the summer garden.…

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Coriander

Coriandrum sativum For anyone who loves Asian, or Asian-inspired cooking, coriander is an absolute must have in your Yummy Yard! This fast growing…

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The Samphires

Looking for an easy to grow, attractive, edible, nutritious perennial succulent? Then the samphires (not the British band . . . ) are the answer.…

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Pea Blight

Bacterial disease such as pea blight can be tricky to diagnose since bacteria aren't visible to the human eye; in fact they can only be seen under…

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Native Tamarind

Native tamarind Diploglottis australis, with its large velvety leaves, is an attractive rainforest tree that is valued as a bushfood for its prolific…

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Lemon Myrtle

Backhousia citriodora, commonly known as Lemon Myrtle is a great garden addition with its fluffy white to pale yellow, bee-attracting flowers in…

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Glorious Garlic

Allium sativum In the same family as the onion, chives and the leek, garlic has been used for millennia for culinary and medicinal purposes, though a…

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7 Ideas for Designing and Landscaping a Backyard Naturescape Playground

The concepts of sustainability and providing a better future for our younger generations are intertwined with physical and mental health. We can…

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Winter Apple

Winter Apple (Amulla) is an attractive drought-hardy native bushfood plant adapted to grow in a range of soil types, including nutrient-poor soils,…

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