This blog is about my garden located in Melbourne, Australia, where summer heat and long periods without rain can make gardening a challenge. It is the gateway to a series of my blogs showing you how I deal with these conditions....John Ashworth 22/04/2017.
I have carefully researched and tested the best ways I know of growing common vegetables in a warm temperate climate like Melbourne's using micro-organic gardening principles.
I record the results of these studies in stand alone blogs for my own benefit, but I am very happy to share this information publicly subject to the limitations outlined in my disclaimer.
The links below go directly to dedicated pages in these blogs and each page contains the botanical name of the vegetable, varieties grown, the preferred growing conditions, the vegetable's nutritional value, preparation of the soil, seedling propagation, planting out young plants, harvesting, and controlling pests and diseases.