Posts tagged with "gardening"



Growing tea in the garden
Garden Updates · 19. May 2021
As well as freshening your breath and providing health benefits, there are the environmental benefits of less transport, no use of pesticides, and less packaging associated with growing your own cup of tea.
Growing winter flowers.
Garden Updates · 04. May 2021
I really like the winter season up here actually. As you can detect from the passage above, our cold temperate climate here in South East Australia is fickle.So is the frost. We never quite know when or how much we will get. In the decade I have been here I have counted from 6 to 25 frosts per year.

Scapes to Flakes: Growing Garlic
Plant Guides · 27. April 2021
Garlic is a long growing journey, taking place during the coldest of months. In our cold temperate climate, Garlic is the standout hero. Garlic is born to grow here. It suits this climate, well, down to the ground! Garlic does like a cold, reasonably wet and long winter, so down here in the south east of Australia, it makes sense that there are many garlic farms here. Last year, we got our best crop ever, and rainfall was above our 1000ml average for the year. So the garlic (...)
Portland Botanic Gardens
Garden Travel · 12. April 2021
Portland Botanic Gardens, which was born in the late 1800's, boasts a stone gardeners cottage, sprawling dahlia display, clipped croquet lawn and greenhouse sitting between glorious border beds and historic trees. Then there's also the historic tram and tram stop that leaves right outside the gate.

Strawberry Euro Cake (Gluten Free)
Country Kitchen Recipes · 02. April 2021
Traditionally in Europe this cake is made after breakfast, once you have rounded up all the strawberries in the patch and brought the spoils back inside. I have adapted the recipe to be gluten-free. I have found that adding almond butter makes a fluffier sponge and that yogurt, sour cream or thickened cream all work great in the recipe, so you can use whatever you have in your fridge.
The Gut-Mind Collective Podcast.
People · 12. March 2021
I was recently very excited to receive an invitation to talk on The Gut-Mind Collective Podcast, with my good friend Merryn in East Gippsland, about having coeliacs disease and the role my kitchen garden played in helping recover.

Tomato and Zucchini Soup
Country Kitchen Recipes · 08. March 2021
We’ve been enjoying this quick summer soup, and its the ideal lunch, that warms you up on these cool days we’ve been having. It’s also nutritious, giving us all the vitamins we need through the changing seasons.
Dancing Dahlia's
Garden Updates · 18. February 2021
One particular favourite place for me this time of year it at our little bowls club, hidden down the side of a hill. A thoughtful gardener (or gardeners) has planted the boundary of the green with a blaze of colourful dahlia's.

As summer simmers...
Garden Updates · 08. February 2021
Whatever it is, the summer vegetables have been struggling and the pests have been thriving. If “one must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter,” as Henry David Thoreau puts it, then we might be out of luck (...)
Pot luck: Growing successful container tomatoes.
Plant Guides · 13. October 2020
Growing tomatoes in pots differs only a little bit from growing them in a raised vegetable garden bed. The main differences are to remember to keep them watered (but water the pot, not the leaves from above) and to fertilise them frequently as they will be most likely potted into store-bought mix, and not have access to the vast nutrients that are in soil. (...)

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