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Turmeric – Fresh to Dry in 3 Steps

Every time I post a picture on my Facebook page of Turmeric, it has attracted heaps of interest.    It’s Turmeric harvest season in my...

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Broccoli – You'll be Green With Envy!

The Broccoli that I have been harvesting over the last 2 weeks has been big enough to turn any veggie grower green with envy!  It...

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Cabbages for the Cool Seasons

Cabbages are a fantastic cool season crop for any veggie patch.   In winter I enjoy eating them in soups or simply steamed and served hot...

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Proper Preparation Produces Perfect Peas

It's the season to plant your mouth watering, sweet green crunchy peas.  I am not sure which is my favourite,  snow peas or sugar snaps,...

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Autumn in the Veggie Garden.

Autumn is a great time of year in the veggie patch in my backyard. The change from the heat and scorching sun of the Summer...

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Capsicums Galore

It has been a fantastic season for growing Capsicum this year.  I have had the best crop in six years of growing them in the Hunter...

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Freezer to Frying Pan Garlic

I confess, not all of my garlic bulbs are suitable for long term storage. Some have thin skins or have been damaged. Some inevitably do...

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Perils of a Summer Veggie Garden

In spite of the rather variable weather, it still has been a pretty good summer in the patch and it's been producing some great veggies.  I...

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Damn, I make a fine Spicy Tomato Chutney!

With the warm weather we have been having over the last month I find myself in the enviable position of having a veggie patch that...

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The Veggie Patch in late Spring

Every month my garden produces an abundance of fresh harvests of seasonal veggies.   Its late spring in my patch, and the temperature in my garden...

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Growing Plants as Medicine – A Recent Garden Tour

Last year I was given a piece of Turmeric, and I grew it because I thought that I could make curry paste with it.  As...

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Not All Broad Beans Are Created Equal

I find growing broad beans a very rewarding crop. They grow fast, have beautiful flowers, they attract bees and honey eaters, and they give you...

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The September Spring Garden

September is the month where you can really see the rewards of all of the hard work that you put into your veggie patch over...

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Plant a Green Crop! It will improve your harvests.

I reckon that it is a good gardening practice to grow as many green crops as you possibly can.  I use it as part of...

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Getting ready for the summer heat

Over the past couple of weeks as I sit and watch TV I have noticed that the local weather reporter has been telling us that this summer we...

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Building a little Greenhouse

It's dangerous to give a veggie gardener like me time to think and dream too much sometimes.  When you allow gardeners time to think and enter into...

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My Number ONE Gardening Rule

If you want to get consistently good harvests of vegetables from your garden there are a couple of rules that you have to abide by....

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Broad Beans – My Recovery from Childhood Trauma!

Broad beans was not my favorite vegetable to eat as a kid.   In fact I really hated them.     If I was to stop and...

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Size Does Matter! – Carrots

I really do love the taste and smell of carrots that have been freshly dug.  Nothing is better than the sweetness as you crunch into...

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Sweet Potato Heaven

I have had the best harvest of Sweet Potatoes this year, it has been the best crop I have ever produced.   From an area of just...
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