Snake Beans

One of my newer garden additions thanks to a kind online friend who shared many of her seeds with me,  is red snake beans. Snake beans (Vigna unguiculata ssp. sesquipedalis) are native to East and South-East Asia making them ideal tropical and subtropical plants.  Whilst they can grow year round in my subtropical garden, the…

8 Heatwave Gardening Tips

As I write this we have just barely entered summer and yet many places around Australia are already sweltering in >30°C heatwaves. Such extreme heat fluctuations can really cause havoc on a garden but there are a few ways to minimise the damage and help your garden thrive. 1. Mulch Mulch is undoubtedly the single…