How to grow and make luffa sponges

Leaving a smaller ecological footprint is what many of us aim for and I’ve got a neat little way to help you reduce your footprint by growing luffa (aka loofah) gourds and turning them into bath sponges for your body and kitchen sponges for your pots and pans....

How to tell if your pumpkins are ready to harvest

Some people will do anything to get out of mowing the lawn. This is what my friend’s husband did. Tired of mowing the lawn all through summer, my friend let the pumpkins take over instead. Have a look at these photos to see how it looked before and after...

Grow Garlic

Finding organic garlic can be difficult and expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. You can grow your own garlic easily with a bit of time and patience. Here’s how. Why grow garlic? Imported garlic bulbs (you know the ones, they’re bright white and sold for $2 kg)...

Bunnings Spring Release 2017

Whether you love them or loathe them, the big box hardware stores are here to stay and they want you to buy their stuff. So when I was invited to the Bunnings Expo to see their Spring 2017 releases, I thought I’d check it out for myself. The verdict: some things are...

Edible Flowers, Reminiscence and Raised Garden Beds for 2017

I love finding new things, don’t you? So I really enjoy seeing a preview of new plants and products that I think are good. This year at Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) was no exception. Here are some of my picks.  Plants that support a good...