Finger Limes

The fruit of the Australian finger lime Citrus australasica is sought after by top restaurants around the world. Often described as ‘lime caviar’ for…

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Native Tamarind

Bushfood native tamarind Diploglottis australis, with its large velvety leaves, is an attractive rainforest tree that is valued for its prolific…

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Strawberry Gum

Image by John Moss, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Over the last few years, we have seen a positive rise in the popularity of Strawberry Gum…

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Top Productive Perennials

Productive perennials provide solutions to many of today's gardening challenges. Top of the list is that they save time! Perennials don't need to be…

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Cabbage White Butterfly

Hi, my name is: Cabbage White Butterfly Describe yourself: I am quite a striking white butterfly, Pieris rapae, with two lovely grey/black spots on…

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Gardening Fun

This story from Stephanie Tulai is a wonderful example of gardening fun. While listening to my favourite James Blunt playlist through the “buds” on…

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Tomatoes

Is there anything more satisfying than growing, harvesting and tucking into a home grown tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)?   For those of you who…

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Lettuce

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) – a reliable summer favourite, salad filler and sandwich staple! But it can be grown year round, with very little tender…

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Broccoli and Cauliflower

Essentially, broccoli and cauliflower are sisters... albeit sisters with different coloured heads, but sisters all the same. As such their growing…

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What to do for Flooded Gardens

What to do for flooded gardens is, unfortunately, a question more people need to ask.  It seems that our climate is making extreme rainfall and…

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Gardening and Food Security

Availability of sufficient food is an issue for many around the world.  If you are reading this your food supply is probably currently quite secure.…

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Early Blight of Tomatoes

Hi, my name is: Early Blight of Tomatoes Describe yourself: I'm a saucy little fungal disease with a real thing for the leaves of tomato plants!…

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Davidson’s Plum

The Davidson’s plum has attractive foliage and brilliant coloured fruit.  It is one of the thousands of native edible plants, yet not many people…

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Sustainable Gardening Champion Kat Lavers

Sustainable Gardening Champion Kat Lavers, has made major achievements as an advocate for sustainable food systems.  She is a member of SGA's Green…

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Heritage Veggies

What are heirloom and heritage plants? Alright, I’ll admit it, I’m a bit of a history ignoramus (my pub trivia team will testify to that). In fact,…

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