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Growing organic vegetables

November 7, 2019 9:30 am Published by

Why grow Organic? Like generations before us, we are again discovering the joys and benefits of growing healthy, homegrown vegetables.…

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Don't Slow Down Now!

April 10, 2018 2:51 pm Published by

Don’t Slow Down Now! TEXT Alice Spenser-Higgs Autumn is a good time to grow vegetables in containers. The milder days…

Brussel Sprouts

January 30, 2018 8:22 am Published by

Get rid of those pouts, grow brussel sprouts! A sprout from Brussels…? BRASSICA oleracea variety gemmifera, the vegetable we know…

Watercress Wonders

January 26, 2018 9:31 am Published by

The wonders of watercress. Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) is a creeping perennial that is one of the oldest leafy vegetables to…

Pattypans

January 26, 2018 8:59 am Published by

Pattypan squash (Cucurbita pepo) Pattypans look like little yellow, green or stripy spaceships and, like baby marrows, these bushy squashes…

Lush Swiss Chard

January 24, 2018 1:36 pm Published by

Lush, Leafy Swiss Chard Swiss chard is nature’s gift to food gardeners because it is such an easy, rewarding vegetable…

Cabbage Patch

January 23, 2018 12:35 pm Published by

Cabbage is one of our best winter crops, because it likes growing in cool, moist conditions. It is less troubled…

Know Your Onions

January 23, 2018 9:54 am Published by

Know your onions It’s probably impossible to count the number of savoury recipes that contain onions. Onions (Allium cepa) is…

Peppers

September 2, 2015 8:29 am Published by

Early December presents the last chance in the season to plant both the hot and the sweet capsicums, so whether…