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How to Grow Strawberry

Everyone loves strawberries, and anyone with a reliable patch of sunlight can grow them! Here’s how to have your own supply of sweet, fragrant, vitamin-packed strawberries. There’s nothing better than the sweet flavour of home-grown strawberries! Loved by children and adults a like,  it’s little wonder this easy-to-grow groundcover is among the most popular food crops in Australian home gardens. Producing …

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Autumn herb, fruit & vegies planting guide by temperate zones

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, …

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Flavour infused water recipes using herbs, fruit and spices

We have all been told to drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated during the summer months, but drinking litres of water every day can get a little boring and fizzy drinks adds to your calorie count quickly…what to do? Here are some ingredients from the garden to add some zing to your water. Herbs, fruit and spices to flavour water …

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How to grow a pineapple

This summer try growing a pineapple. Pineapples are part of the bromeliad family so naturally they will grow well in warmer weather. They grow extremely well in sub-tropical and tropical climates and look striking potted up in large pots. A real statement for patios and a talking piece when the pineapples start to appear.  To start the process, buy a …

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How to grow, plant and fertilise mangoes

One of the first fruits which come to mind when we think of summer is the fleshy, juicy mango with its golden sunny flesh tempting us. If you have a little room in your back garden, you won’t be disappointed planting one of these divine trees and raiding its offerings. Planting Plant young mango trees in a sunny position in the garden, where there is …

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Growing Mulberries

It is such one of life’s simple pleasures to walk about in your garden in the warmer months and notice rich juicy berries ready for picking. For most the temptation is too great and they are consumed right there and then. Mulberries will be forming on their trees soon. Unlike raspberries and boysenberries which prefer a cool climate, mulberries are …

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Fig Crumble Dessert Recipe

Fig Crumble Dessert Try fig crumble as an alternative to the more traditional apple crumble. As the cooler nights start to set in whip up this dish to warm the soul.  Ingredients Filling 8 – 10 Figs Castor sugar Crumble topping 1/2 cup self raising flour* 1/2 cup brown sugar 60g butter Walnuts *Self raising flour gives the dish a more puffy …

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Fig and Blue Vein Cheese Starter

Fig & Blue Vein Cheese Starter This quick starter takes no time to prepare when guests are about to arrive. The combined fresh flavour of the fig and strong sharp tang of the Blue Vein cheese make it perfect also to serve after the main course.  STEPS 1. On halved figs, top with a wedge of blue cheese and roasted …

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Yearly Seasonal Gardening Australia Vegetable Garden by Temperate (Regional) Zone

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Successful gardening Australia vegetable garden is all about knowing what to plant in your Temperate (Regional) Zone NOW. Below are links to Seasonal Herb, Fruit & Vegie Planting Guide by Temperate (Regional) Zones in Australia, if in doubt talk to your local garden centre & nursery expert for further advice. Summer Herb, Fruit & Vegie Planting Guide Summer is a hot …

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Easy as! Strawberry Planter

Don’t let having a limited space hold you back from trying your hand at home grown strawberries. Strawberries are great container growers, you can plant your crop in pots, hang in baskets, potting mix bags or even this specially designed strawberry planter bag! These strawberry bag planters are ideal for those with balcony or courtyard gardens, as they are light …

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