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Grow ‘em fast and eat ‘em young! – English Spinach!

Every autumn without fail I start to sow English Spinach.  It is a fantastic leafy green vegetable that is easy to grow and extremely versatile...

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The birth of my veggie patch. Home of Hunter Backyard Veggie Growers

On a long weekend in June in 2009 we moved into our brand new home on a coastal block near Newcastle in the Hunter region...
Fresh Carrot Top Pesto and Carrot Chutney

Fresh Carrot Top Pesto and Carrot Chutney

Carrot Tops[/caption] So I got hold of the recipe and although I was skeptical I gave it a go.  To my surprise what was created was a...

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Tomato report card – the results are in!

Super Roma[/caption] Super Roma:  An excellent variety.  Started picking on 20 November.  In true Roma style it did not have too many seeds and had...
Why Marigolds in the garden?

Why Marigolds in the garden?

Carrots attacked by nematodes[/caption] Nematodes are microscopic white worms that have infested the soil that I grow all of my vegies in.   The mongrel...
Zucchinis Galore – Freeze them

Zucchinis Galore – Freeze them

Zucchinis Galore[/caption] From this - The harvest.             Grated Zucchini ready for the freezer To this...
The Secret of what I plant in November and December

The Secret of what I plant in November and December

Sweet Cord[/caption] Tomatoes. I will buy a couple of cherry tomatoes and plant in mid December.  With any luck I should be able to harvest...

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Spuds! Spuds! and More Spuds!

Deseree[/caption] Deseree -3.8kg. (Harvested 14 October.)  The first to the finish line.  This was an early crop with an excellent yield.  Deseree have pinky-red skin with firm flesh which...
Summer Pests! – The Dreaded Two Spotted Mite and how to get rid of it.

Summer Pests! – The Dreaded Two Spotted Mite and how to get rid of it.

What to look out for: The plants may start to slow in growth and lose vigour for no apparent reason.  There also will likely be...

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How to stop your Coriander from bolting to seed!

the stress of transplanting seedlings they dried out at some stage they have not been fed properly the pot they came in has been too warm...

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Tomato Envy!

Chosen plot unprepared[/caption] I have a Tomato plan and I am working it. Yep, you have got to have a plan! First thing I did...

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From Coriander to Curry

here for recipes) for batches of Korma, Vindaloo and Rogan Josh curry pastes. So I whipped out the Thermomix and two hours later there is...

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The (not so) King of Peas

 the framework I built for the peas to climb on this season was made with string, which did not provide enough stability during windy weather...

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The secret is out! What I plant in September and October

Tomatoes: in early September I plant the first 6 plants.  I also sow seed of heirlooms now to plant in mid October. Sweet Corn: plant...

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How to grow Asparagus

Four years ago I planted my first plants and I have been enjoying them ever since.  I had never grown them before so I started...

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Winter Garden

Coriander[/caption] I am also cropping Spring Onions, Cabbages, Snow and Snap Peas, Rocket, Coriander, Parsley, Radishes, and a couple of types of Lettuce.    ...
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