A large percentage of the world’s population is overweight or obese, leading to health problems that cost trillions of dollars every year. And one of the reasons for this is that people don’t eat healthy food – like fresh fruit and vegetables.
Because of this Britain has launched a policy for reducing obesity and improving diet, and ...
American researchers have discovered that what we eat directly affects the way we sleep. Whilst those who know how important it is to eat fresh vegetables will also know that this isn’t rocket science, it’s a welcome declaration in a country where junk food has been the norm for so long.
The study was carried out ...
I'm really excited about what we've been able to achieve in a small area. Although our garden is a standard suburban size, the vegetable growing area is very limited due to being surrounded by lots of tall trees and palms - so there's not a lot of area that gets enough sun.
My clever husband installed ...
Fennel is a much maligned vegetable that grows wild in some parts of the world. It is an outcast in the average vegetable garden because it is not a good companion for any other vegetables. Furthermore, many people find its distinct aniseed flavour abhorrent.
However fennel does have its uses, both medicinal and culinary, and it ...
Fixing Plant Nutrition in Flood Affected Soils
In the previous article we discussed the effect that flooding has on soil nutrients.
As soils start to dry out in the areas that have been affected by floods, it is time to examine how we go about feeding our plants again.
The effect of flooding
Flooding can have several consequences. In extreme ...