Australians eat a lot of water – the water that is used to produce our food. New findings from our Foodprint Melbourne study estimate that more than 475 litres of water is used to grow each person’s food every day.
A startling phenomenon occurs after a bushfire tears through a landscape. From the blackened soil springs an extraordinary natural revival – synchronised germination that carpets the landscape in flowers and colour.
Bees are pretty good at maths – as far as insects go, at least. We already know, for example, that they can count up to four and even understand the concept of zero.
When I answer my office phone as an extension vegetable specialist, from time to time it’s someone asking how they can get recognition for growing a huge tomato, possibly the biggest one ever.
About eight years ago, 10 families (including mine) and others started a small community garden in Saskatoon.
Chernobyl has become a byword for catastrophe. The 1986 nuclear disaster, recently brought back into the public eye by the hugely popular TV show of the same name
Have you have seen ants this year? In Britain, they were probably black garden ants, known as Lasius niger – Europe’s most common ant.
You might feel bad about having a less-than-manicured lawn, but it’s great for bees and other pollinators.
The species Solanum centrale, also known as kutjera in several Aboriginal languages, or the desert raisin in English, stands out in Australia’s wild bush tomato family in more ways than one.
As a plant biologist I have spent a long time interested in what makes plants salt tolerant. Some plants can grow and thrive in very salty soils, saltier than the sea, while others (like most of our staple crops) will fail to flourish.
Sunlight, harnessed by plants in the process of photosynthesis, powers almost all life on earth.
If you would like to know how to grow a big harvest of sweet potato watch this video for my five top tips on sweet potato growing!
Nature is just like us: it likes to be treated with respect, to be approached with an open heart and with care. Our energy fields will then come into harmony with one another and our intuitive perception will be enhanced.
People across North America love to garden, yet the vast majority of garden plants are non-native species.
Here's how to grow a ton of carrots in just one small round raised garden bed.
This is a fantastic way to grow potatoes using minimal effort whilst both building soil and creating an abundance of tubers.
Here's a neat trick or hack using vaseline to organically control pests like aphids or scale/mealybugs on a fruit tree. Smear vaseline around the trunk of the tree to stop ants from climbing up and protecting
The perfect soil mixture can do more than grow food.It took more than two decades for Kevin Holtham, 49, to formulate what he reckons is the perfect soil mixture.
In this video, I show you my 10 top organic ways to get rid of pests in your garden. There's no need for harsh pesticides or chemicals just these simple tips to grow lots of fruit and vegetables! Support
Roger Cook helps a homeowner build a simple, affordable backyard greenhouse.