Sustainable Organic Gardening


A winter treat – Peruvian ground apple

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Friday, June 28th, 2013

Yacon – otherwise known as the Peruvian ground apple, strawberry jicama, Bolivian sunroot, llacon, sweet-root and ground pear – is ready to harvest now. We eat its sweet, juicy tubers raw, cooked or added to juices. I love this winter sweet treat with its great crunchy crispness; it tastes to me like nashi pear and […]

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Hot chooks – or cool chicks

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Chook Whisperer

It’s very rewarding keeping chickens – they help recycle nutrients, keep pests down and provide us with food and amusement. We, in turn have a responsibility to keep them healthy, safe and happy. In a warm climate, making sure your flock doesn’t get heat-stressed is crucial. I don’t think many creatures would survive summer days […]

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Away with the worms

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Monday, July 23rd, 2012
Chook Whisperer

I highly recommend being a worm farmer. Worm farms take a little effort to set up and then it’s just scraps in and fertiliser out! There are many different worm farms available to buy and plenty of information about making your own from recycled materials. Once you’re set up, knowing some basics about worms and […]

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Rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb!

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Monday, July 16th, 2012
Lazy Gardener

Until recently I thought all rhubarb was crimson red. I once grew some rhubarb with green stems but I was too nervous to eat it. I thought it was unripe and maybe even toxic, so I bought some from the shop instead. I know better now. It turns out rhubarb can grow crimson red, or […]

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