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Tomato Update

September 14, 2021 11:33 am Published by

Remember when ‘Heinz 1370’, ‘Floradade’ and ‘Rodade’ were about the only tomatoes you could grow from seed? When heirloom tomatoes…

Tamarillo – Tree Tomato

November 5, 2020 8:36 pm Published by

The trusty tomato is a household staple and doesn’t necessarily scream ‘exotic’. However, there is one tomato that stands out…

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Red Curry Paste

May 20, 2019 8:00 am Published by

Herbs are the major ingredient in Thai curry paste, which forms the base of vegetarian curries as well as chicken,…

Heirloom Tomatoes

December 12, 2018 12:03 am Published by

Heirloom tomatoes offer colour, flavour and endless variety, and more and more wonderful varieties are becoming available locally.  Heirloom fruits…

Marvellous Mint

December 3, 2018 9:35 am Published by

Mint is often seen as the delinquent in the food garden, overgrowing other plants, slurping up their food and water,…

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Perennial Basils

January 29, 2018 10:55 am Published by

Basil is regarded as the king of summer herbs – and that includes the perennial varieties which have as many…

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Cherry Tomato Crumpets

January 25, 2018 11:45 am Published by

Cherry Tomato Crumpets Great for snacks or a breakfast treat 115 g self-raising flour A pinch of bicarbonate of soda…

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Tomato Planter

January 22, 2018 8:31 am Published by

Upside-Down Tomato Planter Home-grown tomatoes always taste better, and to make the most of available space they can even be…

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Taco Party Salad

January 19, 2018 12:20 pm Published by

Take all the ingredients of a taco dinner and turn it into a party salad for a crowd. Let your…

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Grey Water

January 17, 2018 8:20 am Published by

Grey Water Growing veggies with grey water Grey water is waste water collected from the shower, bath, hand basin and…

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Superb Celery

January 15, 2018 2:27 pm Published by

Before 2019 celery was an elusive vegetable that appeared in the occasional salad or disguised in a chef’s mirepoix. But…

Basil Varieties

January 15, 2018 12:52 pm Published by

Sweet basil is the basil that everyone knows, with large, soft green leaves and sprays of white flowers. It grows…

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Ocimum Basilicum

January 8, 2018 12:56 pm Published by

Sweet Basil Ocimum basilicum Sweet basil has a unique taste that is closely related to its spicy sweet fragrance. Of…

Sowing Guide for December

November 2, 2017 7:05 am Published by

Leaf vegetables: spinach, rocket Root vegetables: beetroot (cooler areas) Legumes: bush and runner beans Brassicas: broccoli (first sowing for cooler…

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Potted Tomatoes

September 4, 2015 6:40 am Published by

One of the joys of growing tomatoes in pots is that they do so well, and if the pots can…

Fried Green Tomatoes

July 14, 2015 8:16 am Published by

Ingredients: 4-6 Large Green Tomatoes – Sliced 5mm thick Salt and Pepper Flour for dusting 2 eggs, beaten Maize meal…