The power and fury of the Yasi and the horrific Queensland Floods have enforced an awareness of our planet's vulnerability.
Shops were without foods as access to food supplies were cut off and now the cruel reality of many foods growers destroyed by flood or storm.
My own garden seems a safe haven from this new reality.
The Drumstick Tree is so pretty I haven't yet brought myself to eat more than a few leaves, but this will change now I have found a wonderful dhal recipe that includes its nutritious leaves.
Casava is another nutitious food I am learning to grow.
This plant is grown from a cutting and still small but growing fast in the hot summer weather.
Added rock dust to the soil last night and seem to have left some on the leaves.
Rock dust includes minerals which strengthen plants as provide the nutrients lacking in contemporary soils.
Have already noticed a lack of pests since started giving regular feeds of rock dust to the soil.
The beautiful guava and heirloom raspberry plant were gifts from my sister who stayed after Christmas. A big thank you.
It was too hot to plant till now but yesterday was cooler with gentle rain so decided to go ahead.
Today is hotter so lots of TLC for them both in the coming weeks.
The feijoa plant was in the local nursery when I returned from Christmas in New Zealand and decided to add it to my fruit trees.
They had a wonderful fig plant as well so it was one of those days and home came the fig tree.
It is growing well and can't wait for those fresh figs.