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The List: Top 5 Edible Flowers

The List: Top 5 Edible Flowers

You might not have space for a vegetable plot, but foraging in the garden can still yield treats for dinner. Linda Ross picks a few delicious surprises.

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The Spice Garden - Garnisha

The Spice Garden - Garnisha

Tim Warren grows all the fresh ingredients he needs to make his Garnisha range of spice pastes and chutneys. Here we take a deliciously fragrant walk through the garden.

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Tomatillo

Tomatillo

Much as I love my tomatoes and always give them pride of place in my summer garden, their outlandish Mexican cousin has really grown on me in recent years. Tomatillos are easy to grow, bear heavily without the need for constant attention, and taste fantastic.

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Tomato - Wapsipinicon Peach

Tomato - Wapsipinicon Peach

An unpronounceable mouthful of consonants hasn’t stopped ‘Wapsipinicon Peach’ being pronounced delicious in tomato taste tests. The slightly furry skin accounts for the peach reference, and the rest is a river in Iowa. We call it a wapsi and think it’s a beauty!

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Tomato Time

Tomato Time

There is much joy to be had in picking sun-ripened, richly flavoured sweet tomatoes from your own garden. Linda Ross shares her tried and trusted tips and techniques.

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Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Wherever you live it’s time to think tomatoes: plan for a summer crop in cool areas, and grow now in warm areas.

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Tomatoes

Tomatoes

For home-grown tomato tragics like Linda early spring doesn’t signal a time to ramp up the gym membership and line up a fake tan. Rather she is busy germinating heirloom tomatoes seeds. Whether you are joining her in growing from seed, or skipping that step with seedlings from the nursery, here are her top tips for growing a great feed of tomatoes this summer. 

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Trace Elements

Trace Elements

Gardeners are often advised to add nutrients and trace elements to the soil before planting, especially before planting edible plants. Why? Linda has the answers.

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Triple Ginger Loaf

Triple Ginger Loaf

Jo Wright is a keen baker (she’s notched up several wins the Royal Easter Show for her cakes!) an avid gardener, a treasured member of Garden Clinic, and for the last three years, has been the trusted baker of goodies for our garden classes. She wowed attendees at our recent Bees and Butterflies workshop with this delicious ginger cake. As we said our goodbyes everyone begged for the recipe. So here it is. Thanks for sharing it Jo!

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Turnips

Turnips

Turnips carry their share of clodhopper baggage, but like other humble veg the turnip is  experiencing a renaissance. And not before time. They are dead simple to grow, highly productive and, given careful varietal selection, utterly delicious.

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Warrigal Greens

Warrigal Greens

James Cook’s crew dined on it to ward off scurvy. Now top chefs are going wild for this antioxidant-rich native spinach that grows like a weed.

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Watercress

Watercress

For a peppery zing in a salad or sandwich, and a serious green heat in a silky soup, you can’t beat watercress. Fortunately it’s as simple to grow, as it is good to eat.

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Winter Veggie Patch

Winter Veggie Patch

Winter is a busy time in the vegetable garden and a delicious time in the kitchen. Roast parsnip and potatoes, sprouting broccoli, and hot pan-fried radicchio, all fresh from the garden, are the highlights of the season.

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Woodbridge, Tasmania

Woodbridge, Tasmania

Robin Powell admires the view with pioneering heirloom apple grower Bob Magnus, whose ideas about pruning will change your mind about how to grow apples.

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Zucchini and Summer Squash

Zucchini and Summer Squash

Zucchinis are exuberant summer vegetables that ramble along the ground. They produce a harvest every second day, which might overwhelm if it weren’t for their versatility as raw, cooked, pickled, souped, or frittered deliciousness.

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Zucchinis - a veggie in a hurry

Zucchinis - a veggie in a hurry

Quick and easy to grow, even in pots, nutritious and incrediblyversatile in the kitchen.

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Coming Up Roses

Coming Up Roses

Every year, new rose varieties hit the garden centres. You can expect different colours, scents, growth habits, and disease resistance to add to your rose garden this winter, but which one(s) will you choose? Read More
More peas please

More peas please

Is there anything better than picking peas straight off the vine? Many won’t make it back to the kitchen, but that’s the beauty of it. Luckily, they’re easy to grow. Read More
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