A Queensland Patch
Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Director of The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and
Nonprofit Studies at Queensland University of Technology shares his organic patch.
Papaya in fruit, and before the rains came with the
inevitable black spot. All one can do is keep the
seaweed extract up and remove any diseased leaves
as soon as possible. I kept the possums at bay this
year by hanging moth balls around the fruit.
My spring crops include inferno chillies, silverbeet, chokos, chinese cabbage, lettuce, Top Dog
tomatoes, spring onions, egg plant and broccoli.
Native bees are just so wonderful to increase pollination rates. There are native bee associations
where you can find all the necessary information and tips. They don’t sting and so easy to care for
once you have the right spot, which in Brisbane is sun until about 10am then light shade.
Douglas the garden dog keeping my newly planted mango safe from any crows which now rarely
dare to each my fruit.
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