Beginner’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening – Part 3, When to Sow Seeds and Plant Seedlings

Sowing Seeds and Planting Seedlings at The Right Time of the Year Once you’ve selected a good location to start a food garden, and prepared the soil in the garden bed to make it suitable for growing plants, the next step is to plant it […]

What Are The Best Rocks to Use in Wicking Beds?

One of the questions that many people have when constructing wicking beds is what are the best rocks to use in the water reservoir section underneath. Coarse scoria is the recommended material, but are there any reasonable substitutes? As a bit of background, a wicking […]

Beginner’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening – Part 2, How to Prepare the Soil

Preparing the Soil for Growing Food The secret to successful food gardening is rich, healthy soil. What goes into the soil goes into the food coming out of it! Plants take mineral nutrients and water from the soil, along with carbon dioxide from the air […]

Beginner’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening – Part 1, Selecting a Location for a Food Garden

Sometimes governments do give sound advice to their nations… During World War I and World War II, in a an effort to reduce the public demand on food supplies and leave more food to send to the soldiers fighting overseas, governments encouraged their people to […]

How COVID-19 Coronavirus Spreads and What You Can Do to Control It

The general public can play a significant role in reducing the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, it’s everyone’s responsibility, not just the government’s, and everyone has a role to play. Epidemic Control is a Community Effort, Why Selfishness is Dangerous! Since epidemics can affect everyone, […]

COVID-19 Coronavirus Misinformation – Are Masks Protective?

Both the US and Australian governments are advising people that masks don’t work as protection against the COVID-19 coronavirus, but is this true? Half-truths are as bad as outright lies, and both governments are guilty of a dangerous half-truth here because they’re being very vague […]

The Top 30 Foods for the Urban Prepper Pantry

Being prepared is all about being ready for something before it happens, and that implies planning and strategy, not reacting in panic after the fact! There are a range of sensible measures available to everyone to increase self-reliance, regardless of who they may be. Learning […]

How to Control Queensland Fruit Fly in the Home Garden, An Integrated Pest Management Approach

Queensland fruit fly or Qfly (Bactrocera tryoni) is one of the most damaging pests of fruit and vegetables in Australia. This insect is native to eastern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales, but has extended its range due to transport of infected fruit, the planting […]