Grow your own rockmelon

How to grow a rockmelon

11-10-2017

What you’ll need: Two rockmelon seedsA car tyrePotting mixA Hessian bag Fertiliser  Step one) Find a sunny spot in your backyard for your plant to grow. A rockmelon plant can grow to cover up to 4... Read more

Inspecting the tomatoes

Childhood memories of vegetables

30-07-2016

Recently I participated at a workshop of vegetable growers and health professionals in Melbourne, Australia to develop strategies to help increase the intake of vegetables to children aged between 2 and 6 years. During a... Read more

Sky gardens lift health and liveability to sustainable heights

Sky gardens lift health and liveability to sustainable heights

17-05-2015

As cities expand in size and precious farmland is buried below layers of concrete, it’s hard to imagine how the world will continue to feed its growing population.... Read more

Colourful capsicums are sweet and delicious

Colourful capsicums are sweet and delicious

30-04-2015

Throughout my “foodie” adventures, I never stop learning new and interesting facts about salad ingredients; where they come from and how they are grown.... Read more

Stock your garden with edible morsels

Stock your garden with edible morsels

23-02-2015

Chefs and cooks are now looking out the window for inspiration when it comes to seasonal cooking. I spent a weekend bike riding around the Rutherglen wine region recently in Victoria with friends and couldn’t help but notice... Read more

For the love of lettuce

For the love of lettuce

26-11-2014

The only lettuce producer in the Alice Springs region ‘fell’ into the industry 19 years ago, after climate conditions made growing flowers too inconsistent. Moe McCosker started playing with hydroponics and fancy lettuce, and... Read more

Do you have a scarecrow in your garden?

Do you have a scarecrow in your garden?

07-10-2014

Does it actually scare away birds and other curious creatures eager to taste this season’s tomatoes, or does it encourage them to step a little closer?Scarecrows, the so-called ‘guardians of the crops’, have been around for... Read more

An urban kitchen garden in the South of France

An urban kitchen garden in the South of France

30-06-2014

A few weeks ago, an ephemeral urban garden was created in Avignon. For this 4th edition, organized by  the local market association and the members of the “Brotherhood of Ensaladés” not less than 200 salads had grown at... Read more

I love Jerusalem artichokes steamed and served with mum's cheese sauce

I love Jerusalem artichokes steamed and served with mum's cheese sauce

24-04-2014

There’s something refreshing about getting dirt underneath your fingernails, as you dig in the rich soil of the veggie patch in search of an edible prize that you have been nurturing for months. You suddenly have to brush a... Read more

Passionfruit and spinach salad with mango and avocado

Passionfruit and spinach salad with mango and avocado

07-04-2014

“Growing passionfruit is just like milking cows. You’ve got to be there all the time.” These are the words from Keith Paxton, who has more than 22 years experience growing passionfruit in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterlands... Read more

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