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The Colour of Carrots

Last carrot growing season I decided to experiment with a few  of the coloured varieties that are available these days.   I was delighted with...
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The Corn Report

Although this Summer has been a hot and dry one, it has been one of best growing years I have ever had for Sweetcorn. I...

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How I Built My Strawberry Tower

This season I decided to grow strawberries using a 4-sided vertical tower that stands 1.5m tall with a footprint of 30 x 30cm. Over the...

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Tomato Sowing Season

August is Tomato sowing season in my veggie patch.  I am growing a mixture of cherry, heirloom, beef, and dwarf varieties of all sorts of...

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The Four Steps to Powdered Ginger Heaven.

This week I found out how easy it is to turn your fresh Ginger into a fantastic fragrant powder.  With just a little effort I...

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No Fruit Flies On Me!

If there is one thing as a backyard veggie grower that makes me angry, it is slicing into a juicy red tomato and finding it...

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Rhubarb Rhubarb Rhubarb…

The best time to plant rhubarb in your garden is late Winter or early Spring.  It’s a low maintenance plant that is easy to grow, and...

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The Broccoli Experiment 2017

I have trialed eight different broccoli varieties this season, planted in two batches - one late summer, and one late autumn. The aim is to...

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Super Fast Radishes

Radishes are the fast food of any veggie patch.  In as little as 4-5 weeks after sowing the seed you can be crunching down on...

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Of Grapes and Gripes

I live on the coastal fringe of the Hunter region of Australia,  which is well known for its fine wines.  So you would think any...

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I've Cracked the Beetroot Code

I have finally cracked the secret code enabling me to grow great beetroot in my veggie patch.  After struggling to grow decent beetroot because of...

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One Week of Early Summer Harvest

It has not been a problem eating the recommended serves of vegetables over the last  week.  I have had an absolutely bountiful harvest of fresh...

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How I Grow Sweet Corn

It's one of life's great pleasures, sinking your teeth into the first cob for the season, you know that Summer has well and truly arrived....

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Growing Ginger is Easy to do.

Ginger is a root (rhizome) that is grown for its flavour, and is a great addition for any veggie patch. Every year in late Spring...

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Six Reasons Why I Use Mulch

I am a dedicated advocate for all things to do with mulch.   It takes no time at all to apply and by spending a...

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Growing Long Fat Carrots

This season I have grown the biggest, straightest and sweetest tasting crop of crunchy carrots that I have ever produced.  This fantastic crop has been...

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2016 Tomato Growing Diary

If you are planning on planting your first crop of tomatoes, or if you are just curious to see how I grow them, you may...

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Winter in the Veggie Garden

Winter has well and truly arrived and although it's been cold and a bit windy over the last couple of months the garden has still been...

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Don't be a Whinger – Freeze Ya' Ginger

I am a bit of a tragic when it comes to Ginger.  I just love the taste of fresh ginger in my smoothies for breakfast, eating it...

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Growing Turmeric The Easy Way

Turmeric is a root crop grown to make a colourful spice.  It is well known for its health benefits and has been used for centuries. ...
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