Saturday, March 9, 2019

All about Basil Downy Mildew.

🍄 Basil downy mildew was detected for the first time in Queensland in April 2017. 🍄 Basil downy mildew is caused by a fungal pathogen. It initially appears as tiny greyish specks on the underside of leaves and progresses to cover larger areas of the lower leaf surface. The fungus may appear raised from the leaf surface or “fluffy” in appearance. As the disease progresses areas of the affected leaves may turn yellow, brown and die. While affected leaf material may not be viable for commercial sale, the disease itself does not have an impact on human health.🍄 #basildownymildew #growingbasil #organicgardening 🍄 Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries 🍄 Justin Russell. Biosecurity concerns over seedlings sold at Toowoomba store. 🍄 Australian Backyard Vegetable Growing, Facebook Group.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Growing and planting Red Iceberg Lettuce.

*I left the root system of the beans in the soil hoping to take advantage of the nitrogen the beans should have fixed to their root

🍅 Time to plant the lettuce that I'd sown about four weeks ago.

They have grown very well and looked healthy and strong.

I hope you find this interesting and informative. If you have any questions then please leave your question in the comments section and I get to you.

🍅Growing Lettuce from seed:-

Sunday, March 3, 2019

A quick update on the dwarf mulberry cuttings.

A quick update on the dwarf mulberry cuttings I took about a month ago. I'm very pleased to say they are coming along nicely and I'm looking forward to some healthy new dwarf mulberry trees in the not too distant future. Also if you live locally or visit Toowoomba then comment below if you'd like your very own dwarf mulberry tree.

Australian scientist urges farmers to take a light touch with their soils

This article was posted came up on my Facebook feed and I found it thoroughly interesting and compelling.

I'm posting a link here for you because I hope you will too.

Australian scientist urges farmers to take a light touch with their soils

Sunday, February 24, 2019

🍅 Trying different things in the hope of getting some tomatoes for my troubles It's been a long hot and very dry summer here but with the change of the seasons so does hope.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

How to grow and sow lettuce from seeds.

Lettuce is one of the easiest veggies to grow in containers, in your garden and the results of your efforts are seen fairly quickly. With these tips, you can be enjoying the bounty of your own harvest in a short six to eight weeks after planting. This, then, is the simple process of planting some lettuce seeds. They'ed germinated in 5 days.