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Recipe Lamb Kofta’s with Fresh Herbs

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Use your abundance of fresh herbs (such as parsley, coriander and mint) in this delicious recipe. This is a great meal for ‘Little Gardeners‘, particularly if they are involved in harvesting the ingredients. Ingredients 500gram Lamb Mince 1/4 cup Bread crumbs 1 TBS Tomato paste 1 TSP Cinnamon powder 1 TSP Cumin powder 1 TSP Coriander powder 2 cloves crushed Garlic 1 ... Read More »

How to grow Garlic

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A clove or two of garlic will give an exciting new dimension to even the most humble of home cooked meals. What’s more, it’s so easy to grow. Here’s how to produce this highly nutritious and versatile herb in your own garden. How to buy Garlic can be grown from seed, which can be obtained from horticultural suppliers.
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Recipe Baby Spinach & Basil Pesto

Homemade Basil Pesto

Ingredients 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (alternative Avocado Oil) 3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup pine nuts (alternative cashews) freshly ground black pepper   Method 1. Pre heat pan and lightly fry pine nuts in 1 tablespoon of oil. Remove from heat once ... Read More »

Autumn Dainty Daisies

autumn dainty daisies for mothers day

Traditionally seen as a symbol of innocence, daisies offer so much in the way of variety that there’s one for everyone, whatever your style. They’re also so easy to grow and care for, it’s little wonder they’re an enduring favourite. Daisy Care: Daisies have excellent resistance to disease and usually recover quickly from extremes of weather. They are excellent for ... Read More »

Three (3) Lawn Alternatives for Garden Spaces

Three (3)Lawn alternatives for yards #aboutthegarden

Forget traditional grass lawns, these three plants are the ideal lawn alternatives for garden spaces. 1. Zoysia tenuifolia (NO MOW GRASS!) This finely-textured perennial grass forms low, dense clumps and won’t grow long. Great for: Lawns, embankments, between pavers and in pots. Position: Plant in a warm position in well drained sandy soil. Plant in frost free areas. Care: Little ... Read More »

St Patrick’s Day Sweet Peas

how to grow sweet pea for St Patricks day fun

Now is the time of year to plant sweet peas and although they are traditionally planted on St. Patrick’s Day, it is recommended that when planting them into garden beds, the soil is prepared at least a week earlier. The correct preparation now will ensure a spectacular display right through into spring. Soil preparation: Sweet peas love full sun and ... Read More »

Fourteen (14) Fabulous Foliage Plant for Indoor Spaces

Fourteen (14) foliage plants for indoor spaces #aboutthegarden

Create striking indoor garden areas in your home with architectural indoor foliage plants. These indoor plants are hardy and love to be around people and living areas.    1. Ficus ‘Turban’ This hot little number is finding popularity as an attractive and hardy house plant.  Position: Great in large containers in a medium to high light situation.  Care: Keep moist and ... Read More »

Five (5) HOT daisy-like flowers for Autumn colour

Five (5) daily like flowers for autumn colour ALL #aboutthegarden

If it’s bold, bright colour you want from your daisies, the dahlia 
is for you! Native mainly to Mexico, dahlias offer some of the brightest hues of yellow, fire engine red, orange, magenta, hot and pastel pink, almost black and even bicoloured varieties. Another contender for fiery colour is the hardy calendula which blooms almost year round in shades of ... Read More »

How to Care for Staghorn and Elkhorn Ferns

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The spectacular staghorn fern is an epiphyte or ‘air plant’, which grows without soil. Native to Australian rainforests, the staghorn Platycerium superbum and closely related elkhorn Platycerium bifurcatum will grow just about anywhere in filtered light with protection from winds. Which is which? Staghorns are larger and have a large, shield-like frond at the front which curves outward to collect ... Read More »

Autumn herb, fruit & vegies planting guide by temperate zones

Autumn edibles, vegetables, herbs and fruit Guide by regional zone Australia gardening

What will grow in your garden this Autumn? Have no idea? Then refer to our temperate zone planting guide! It’s so easy,  just locate your  zone on the map and discover all the delicious produce you can be enjoying.  Happy Gardening! Subtropical (includes: South-east Qld & Northern NSW) HERBS – plant chervil, chicory, coriander, fennel, garlic bulbs, lavender, marjoram, oregano, parsley, ... Read More »