Queenslanders 'should get planting' DIY gardens
Queenslanders should be gearing up to get their tomato seeds in the ground - if they haven't already - as the final weeks of October represent the perfect time to plant.
Meg Liptrot of the Queensland Times suggested to readers that they might want to take a cue from her neighbour, who uses fish bones and store-bought compost as fertiliser for her tomato plants.
DIY garden enthusiasts will find there are plenty of tomato types to choose from, including Moneymaker and Beefsteak to name a few.
However, for those individuals will less space to plant a DIY garden, heirloom tomatoes might be an even better option - Tigerella and Black Krim are both varieties to consider.
A kid-friendly trick for growing tomatoes in the garden is to opt for a smaller cherry variety - these may produce red fruit right up until the autumn months if you plan carefully.
Home-grown vegetables, which can be cultivated in raised garden beds, are a great way of incorporating more organic produce into your diet, which a new RMIT study has suggested could be much better for your health.
Cutting out pesticides, according to PhD researcher Liza Oates, could mean that organic vegetables and fruit pack an extra-nutritious punch.