Scientists Discover Plants Have “Brains” That Determine When They Grow

Plants have a long and unexpected evolutionary lineage. Did you know that land plants evolved 450 million years ago?    Or that sharks are older than trees? Flowers didn’t appear until the Cretaceous Period (around 66 million years ago) and grass only starting sprouting 40 million years ago! In that time, plants have evolved some…

Plant Your Tomatoes – The Right Way

There really is nothing quite like eating a beautifully ripe tomato fresh out of your own garden. Whether the flavor is actually better or it’s just the taste of sweet success is hard to say. What isn’t hard to prove is that growing your own tomatoes is relatively simple, and it’s a great way to […]

Top Reasons to Love Lemons

My mum always said, “If life gives you lemons, then make lemonade” But, what if life never gave you any lemons!  Then we say, grow your own then with the unlimited lemonade and fresh lemons you can make a lemonade stand to rival the Jones’. In this post we will show you how you can grow your own…

Mark Zuckerberg Eats What He Kills and Plants!

Every year the friendly face of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg,  gives himself a personal challenge.   One year it was tie wearing, the next it was eating what he killed. Essentially this personal challenge came down to this direct quote, “eventually decided that forcing myself to get personally involved and thank the animals whose lives I…

Organic Soil Needs Explaining!

Don’t you love listening to the rain, it means green, nature and if you have organic soil, it means soon you will have the best nutrient rich plants and produce growing. So, what does organic soil really mean? And is it worth making sure that your soil is organic? Some of the benefits of using…

Urban Farm: Can’t Be Done – Yes It Can!

If you ever watched something you planted as seed become part of a nourishing meal with friends then you will understand that eating and sharing your own is nothing short of wondrous. Even if you are an urban dweller, you can still get your green on and produce enough crop to have people over.  …

Improve Skin Hair and Body using Flowers!

Flowers are simply divine and beautiful just like us!     They come in so many different types, colours, fragrances and sizes and each is an artwork. Ancient medicinal practices have always given much importance to the magical properties of flowers besides of course their spellbinding aromas.  Throughout the centuries flowers have been used extensively for…

Summer Heat – Keep Plants Alive

Searing Australian summer sun is nice for cooling down at the beach.    Not so nice for our lovely vegetable and herb patches, garden beds or farms. We scoured the net and found quality advice from people like Dr David Beardsell, a horticultural botanist and lecturer in plant science at Melbourne University. From preventative to…

Safety In The Garden

If you’ve seen comedy sketches garden rakes are mostly used to step on and fly up into the face of an unsuspecting individual whilst we all laugh at poor unsuspecting soul. Although great for the entertainment market we definitely don’t want the same thing to happen in our gardens, so Gardenhood thought we would write…

Bees – An Essential Buzz for your Garden

Bees play an essential role as pollinators in the garden. Without bees many of our vegetables and fruit would never get to harvest stage.  The more you can encourage bee activity the better your pollination will be. Bees love flowers and pollen so the best way to attract them is create a garden full of…