Nigella sativa -- more commonly known as fennel flower -- has been used as a cure-all remedy for over a thousand years. It treats everything from vomiting to fevers to skin diseases, and has been…Continue
Here is a Science fair project presented by a girl in a secondary school in Sussex . In it she took filtered water and divided it into two parts. The first part she heated to boiling in a pan on the…Continue
I grow Jap pumpkins they just pop up when ready & need pruning to stop them overrunning the whole garden. Last year, a very wet year I dispaired of them setting fruit, lots of male flowers in Feb March & April but very few females which would not set even when hand polinated, same with the zuccinies & tromboncinno. Finally in May a few set but not my usual bumper crop.
This year its only March & both my Pumpkin & Trombonccino are producing lots of female flowers…Continue
Would not usually start planting my winter crops here in CQ till at least March but the weather this year has tempted me to start early with some nice overcast days & light rain. Carrots germinated in a week, usually expect at least 10 days,
the beetroot are not so good suspect old seed,…Continue
Jackfruit, looks as though I should pick it, but not sure it is quite ripe, I think the split is due to sudden rain after a long dry period.
My Dwarf Tropical Peach is covered in fruit, I have to cover the tree to keep fruitfly & birds out but as its only 1mt high thats easy. Its…Continue
Right now, a group of beverage industry giants led by Coca Cola are taking the Northern Territory Government to court for starting the territory’s first ever ‘Cash for Containers’ recycling scheme. If Coca Cola’s lawyers win the case, it could slam the brakes on state and federal leaders elsewhere in Australia starting similar schemes.
Greenpeace has a protest form here, only takes a moment to fill in.…Continue