reluctant gardener

An occasional blog about kitchen gardening in the Perth Hills


Fair deal for farmers

REPORTED in the “Weekly Times” that Australian farmers were the lowest paid in the world. Senators Bob Katter and Nick Xenophon, have teamed up to force the ma viagra online without prescription jor supermarket chains to show how much they pay farmers for fresh produce by introducing a legislation in […]


Out-googled by goddess Nigella

DAMN. Nigella damascena – not sativa the seed-spice plant, which is what we wanted – has flowered profusely in our kitchen garden. Gorgeous blue; cerulean, indeed, but it’s not sativa, which yields the seeds for such exotica as the spice the Hindus call kaloonji. Checked this out on the web […]


‘Frogs welcome’: a forked path to a kitchen garden

MENTION vegetable gardening and a few people will likely respond with the ‘problems’ of growing-your-own: ‘It all crops at once’; ‘It’s cheaper to buy it at the shops once you add up what you’ve spent.’ Yesterday – Saturday 13 September – we returned from Zanthorrea nursery in Maida Vale $74.90 […]