Top Predator

It’s good to see a predator in the garden! Predstors such as this centipede indicate that there’s a good population of things for it to eat. That means bugs and often the very bugs that eat your veggies! So if you see one of these fellas when you move something or dig in the mulch, don’t squish it, let it go and it will help you out for the rest of its life…

Vote for Keeley!

Yates are running a search for Australia’s Next Top Gardener and our friend, Keeley Mann is having a shot. Keeley is the daughter of Megan Mann who runs Red Ochre Farm, an organic farming project at Krondorf in the Barossa Valley. Hopefully, I’ll be chatting with Megan soon for one of our interview spots. I haven’t spoken with Keeley yet, but her piece on the competition website goes thusly – “Keeley loves everything about growing food. From sowing our Yates seeds to digging holes, preparing soil, turning compost and tending the plants. She loves discovering the insects and bugs in the garden and gets excited about picking her produce and then cooking and eating it. She’s a garden warrioress”! Please take a moment to vote for Keeley, use this link to get to the right place, scroll down past the registration detail and click the heart below her picture. That’s it!