Straw bale gardening is something John Mason from ACS in Australia has come across a number of times in his years in horticulture. The technique involves making a straw bale very wet; dig a small hole in the top and fill with soil and then plant your plants. John believes it’s a great way of growing vegetables and herbs.


At the end of November 2016 John Mason from ACS in Australia attended an Australian Institute of Horticulture seminar in Cairns. The theme of the conference was centred on urban horticulture as John explains.


When it comes to working in horticulture there is a huge variety of area which people can work in from production, to landscaping and maintenance, tree work and lawns. John Mason from ACS in Australia talks about the variety of opportunities open to those who want to work horticulture.


There is nothing better than growing your own fruit and vegetables. While there are some varieties you can grown any time of the year in Australia, Spring is the best time to grow most vegetables. The only downside is that Spring is also the best time for pests and diseases as John Mason from ACS in Australia reports.


Most people like looking at gardens even if they don’t like gardening. It is one of those pastimes which can be enjoyed whatever your age. If you enjoy gardening have you ever thought of turning your passion into a career? The world needs more gardeners as John Mason from ACS in Australia has been finding out.