Organic Gardening Tips

How to get rid of fungus gnats

How to get rid of those annoying flying bugs in...

Nicki Mckay

Do you have a problem with little flies hovering around your indoor plants or even your kitchen compost caddy? Often people refer to these little monsters as fruit flies, but...

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How to get rid of those annoying flying bugs in...

Nicki Mckay

Do you have a problem with little flies hovering around your indoor plants or even your kitchen compost caddy? Often people refer to these little monsters as fruit flies, but...

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Tips for growing onions in the subtropics

Tips for growing onions in the subtropics

Nicki Mckay

Growing your own home grown onions will teach you patience. It can be challenging to grow them here in the subtropics, which is a double whammy when they are quite...

Tips for growing onions in the subtropics

Nicki Mckay

Growing your own home grown onions will teach you patience. It can be challenging to grow them here in the subtropics, which is a double whammy when they are quite...

Tips for creating an organic vegan garden

Tips for creating an organic vegan garden

Nicki Mckay

Are you vegan but struggle to find solutions that aren't animal based for your vegan garden? Listen to the podcast For a very long time I was super confused as...

Tips for creating an organic vegan garden

Nicki Mckay

Are you vegan but struggle to find solutions that aren't animal based for your vegan garden? Listen to the podcast For a very long time I was super confused as...

Tips for growing perfect Carrots

Tips for Growing Perfect Carrots

Nicki Mckay

Carrots can be one of those tricky crops to grow, which can be frustrating considering they are dirt cheap in the supermarket. However, nothing beats a home grown carrot, especially...

Tips for Growing Perfect Carrots

Nicki Mckay

Carrots can be one of those tricky crops to grow, which can be frustrating considering they are dirt cheap in the supermarket. However, nothing beats a home grown carrot, especially...

How we practice companion planting

How we practice companion planting

Nicki Mckay

The idea of companion planting is a broad term used to describe a method of grouping plants together for mutual benefits, whether it is for pest preventing or growth. And...

How we practice companion planting

Nicki Mckay

The idea of companion planting is a broad term used to describe a method of grouping plants together for mutual benefits, whether it is for pest preventing or growth. And...

Growing Cauliflower South East Queensland

Growing Cauliflower in the Subtropics

Nicki Mckay

Cauliflower is one of my favourite vegetables to eat and grow. The cauliflower growing season is very short in the Subtropics so having a successful crop of cauliflower hinges on...

Growing Cauliflower in the Subtropics

Nicki Mckay

Cauliflower is one of my favourite vegetables to eat and grow. The cauliflower growing season is very short in the Subtropics so having a successful crop of cauliflower hinges on...

Should you thin your beetroot seedlings

Do you need to thin beetroot seedlings?

Nicki Mckay

I’ve always been one to thin my vegetable seedlings, beetroot included. I have found over the years that plants do better if they're not competing with resources (sun, water, nutrients)....

Do you need to thin beetroot seedlings?

Nicki Mckay

I’ve always been one to thin my vegetable seedlings, beetroot included. I have found over the years that plants do better if they're not competing with resources (sun, water, nutrients)....

Growing your Own Microgreens

How to grow your own microgreens

Nicki Mckay

If you want an endless supply of greens the simplest thing to do is grow micro greens. From planting to harvest you’re looking at anywhere between 2-4 weeks. Microgreens are...

How to grow your own microgreens

Nicki Mckay

If you want an endless supply of greens the simplest thing to do is grow micro greens. From planting to harvest you’re looking at anywhere between 2-4 weeks. Microgreens are...

January Veggie Patch Jobs

What to do in the Veggie patch in January

Nicki Mckay

January here in the subtropics is normally wet, hot and humid! But if you love raising things by seed it is a good time to start planning your autumn crops...

What to do in the Veggie patch in January

Nicki Mckay

January here in the subtropics is normally wet, hot and humid! But if you love raising things by seed it is a good time to start planning your autumn crops...

Growing potatoes in the subtropics

Growing potatoes in the subtropics

Nicki Mckay

We all have one plant that we fail to get going. For some it's coriander, or tomatoes. For me it's potatoes. Around 6 years ago I attempted to grow potatoes,...

Growing potatoes in the subtropics

Nicki Mckay

We all have one plant that we fail to get going. For some it's coriander, or tomatoes. For me it's potatoes. Around 6 years ago I attempted to grow potatoes,...

Daikon Radish for Clay breaking

How we deal with clay soil

Nicki Mckay

The YouTube Version here Raise it up To avoid having to 'deal' with clay soil you can just build up on top. Whether it's a raised bed (see our video...

How we deal with clay soil

Nicki Mckay

The YouTube Version here Raise it up To avoid having to 'deal' with clay soil you can just build up on top. Whether it's a raised bed (see our video...

Growing Turmeric

Growing Turmeric

Nicki Mckay

If you live in the subtropics and eat curry, you should be growing turmeric. It's another set and forget plant that grows in summer when not much else does and...

Growing Turmeric

Nicki Mckay

If you live in the subtropics and eat curry, you should be growing turmeric. It's another set and forget plant that grows in summer when not much else does and...

Growing tomatoes in the Subtropics

Growing tomatoes in the Subtropics

Nicki Mckay

Tomatoes can be tempermental to grow in our hot humid climate, pests and diseases thrive during the summer. After years and years of experimenting I've finally found the key to...

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Growing tomatoes in the Subtropics

Nicki Mckay

Tomatoes can be tempermental to grow in our hot humid climate, pests and diseases thrive during the summer. After years and years of experimenting I've finally found the key to...

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Growing Rosellas

Growing Rosellas

Nicki Mckay

Rosella, QLD Jam Fruit, Roselle, Jamaican Sorrel, Edible Hibiscus...This plant has a few names and here in the Subtropics it's a good set and forget plant with an incredibly abundant...

Growing Rosellas

Nicki Mckay

Rosella, QLD Jam Fruit, Roselle, Jamaican Sorrel, Edible Hibiscus...This plant has a few names and here in the Subtropics it's a good set and forget plant with an incredibly abundant...

Growing Sweet Potatoes

Growing Sweet Potatoes

Nicki Mckay

Sweet potatoes would have to be hands down one of the easiest set and forget crops for us here in the subtropics. They are pretty resilient and hardy and grow...

Growing Sweet Potatoes

Nicki Mckay

Sweet potatoes would have to be hands down one of the easiest set and forget crops for us here in the subtropics. They are pretty resilient and hardy and grow...

Growing Mini Blue Popcorn

Our Harvest of Mini Blue Popcorn

Nicki Mckay

Traditionally we've only grown sweetcorn for the table, so this year we decided to go with a popcorn just for fun. Our first go at Popcorn was with a mini...

Our Harvest of Mini Blue Popcorn

Nicki Mckay

Traditionally we've only grown sweetcorn for the table, so this year we decided to go with a popcorn just for fun. Our first go at Popcorn was with a mini...