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Support Our Farmers

One way to support our farmers through the difficult drought times that the Australian agricultural sector is facing is to go the extra mile to seek out and buy Australian grown produce. So much effort and care has gone into the production of the fruit and vegetables that we buy each week and we should support our local farmers. In fact, many growers bring their … Continue reading Support Our Farmers

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Apples and Summer Fruit from Orange

What an abundance of Australian grown summer fruit: nectarines, peaches, apricots, plums, new season apples, pears, figs, mangoes , the summer delicacy, prickly pears and much more were available this morning at Parklea Markets in outer Sydney. Fruit growers, Rod and Boris, brought them to us, as they do each week, direct from the farm in the premier fruit growing region of Orange, NSW. The … Continue reading Apples and Summer Fruit from Orange

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Delicious Australian Grown Apples from Orange

Early this morning at Parklea Markets in outer Sydney we were spoilt for choice for the finest apples and pears brought to us direct from the premier fruit growing region of Orange in NSW. With those magnificent apples, just picked, crisp and delicious, it was hard to decide which varieties to buy this week. Then there were the many different varieties of sweet pears. I … Continue reading Delicious Australian Grown Apples from Orange

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Enjoying and Growing Pulses

The year 2016 was nominated as the International Year of Pulses. We joined the activities by listing recipes on this page along with links to information pages for growing various pulses in the home garden. Check out the recipes and growing information below. Last year we grew Chickpeas with success and you can see the plant in the banner of this post and photographed below. … Continue reading Enjoying and Growing Pulses

What to plant in May

The following is a list of vegetables and herbs that you can plant in May in Sydney, a temperate zone (just click on the link for the growing guide for each vegetable): Beans – broad beans Brussels sprouts seedlings Cabbage seedlings Carrot Cauliflower seedlings Garlic Kale seedlings Kohlrabi Leeks seedlings Lettuce Mizuna Mustard greens Onion Pak Choy Parsley Peas Radish Rocket Shallots Silverbeet Snow Peas … Continue reading What to plant in May

What to Plant in April

The following is a list of vegetables that you can plant in April in Sydney, a temperate zone (just click on the link for the growing guide for each vegetable): Amaranth Beans – broad beans, fava beans Beetroot Broccoli Brussels sprouts Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower Daikon Endive Garlic Kale Kohlrabi Leek seedlings Lettuce Mizuna Mustard greens Parsley Peas Radish Rocket Shallots Silverbeet Snowpeas Spinach Turnip Plant … Continue reading What to Plant in April

Chocolate Celebration Cake without Eggs or Butter

Being in self isolation with my elderly mother has really caused me to think about making the best use of our provisons. Today is her birthday. She keeps her age to herself, but I can share with you that she is in her nineties and it is a very special day that unfortunately cannot be shared by other family members due to Covid19 this year. … Continue reading Chocolate Celebration Cake without Eggs or Butter

National Eucalyptus Day

Here in Australia we are celebrating National Eucalyptus Day today, 23 March 2020. The fossil evidence for the first known Eucalypt was from the Tertiary 35-40 million years ago. There are over 900 species of Eucalypts in the Family Myrtaceae in Australia. I share with you my favourite Eucalypt that is growing in a friend’s yard. It is the lemon scented gum, Corymbia citriodora. It … Continue reading National Eucalyptus Day

What to Plant in March

Today is the first day of autumn and this is the first Planting Guide of the season. The following is a list of vegetables and herbs that  you can plant in March in Sydney, a temperate zone. Just click on the name for the growing guide for each vegetable: Amaranth Beans – broad beans, fava beans Beetroot Broccoli transplant seedlings Brussels sprouts Cabbage Carrot Daikon … Continue reading What to Plant in March