I love the gum trees on our property, but I only recently realised that so many of the trees ARE gum trees. I was lucky enough to pick up a book called Gum: the story of eucalypts and their champions by Ashley Hay. I was hoping to learn about gum trees and how to identify […]
I was given this herb at our monthly local produce share. It had the label “tulsi?”. I didn’t know what tulsi was at the time, but when I googled it I found that this herb was definitely not tulsi (AKA holy basil). I was pretty keen to identify it, as I’d already sampled some of […]
I wrote this post when I had only been gardening for about 3 years, but these are still my favourite vegetables to grow. They are easy to grow and produce a good crop. This is a list of my top 5 favourites for beginners in a sub-tropical climate.
We had our new floors laid a few weeks ago and before that we had to take all the doors off their hinges and trim them to make sure that the would open over the new floor. I searched the internet for clever ideas for trimming doors and there is a special power tool, but […]
For several years I made yoghurt using a thermos and commercial yoghurt packets. Then I started using powdered milk instead, which was cheaper and just as easy. And then we got Bella our house cow, so I started using real milk, not as easy, but more nutritious and just as tasty. Bella won’t give us […]
Native pollinators are as important (if not more important) than honey bees for pollinating crops and native plants. There are a few things you can do to attract native pollinators to your garden: Grow flowers and let your veges flower to feed the pollinators all year Have a source of insect-friendly water in the garden […]