What to Plant in August

The following is a list of vegetables you can plant in August in Sydney, a temperate zone. Just click on the link for the growing guide for each vegetable: Amaranth Artichokes in pots Beetroot Cabbage in seed trays Cape Gooseberry Capsicum in pots Chilli in pots Eggplant in seed trays Kohlrabi Leeks in seed trays Mustard Greens Onion Parsnip Peas Potato Radish Rocket Snow Peas … Continue reading What to Plant in August

What to Plant in July

The following is a list of vegetables you can plant in July in Sydney, a temperate zone, (just click on the link for the growing guide for each vegetable) Beetroot Lettuce Mustard Greens Onion Peas Radish Snow Peas Strawberry plants Plant of the Month – The beautiful Anthurium (andraeanum) Anthurium is a genus of around 1000 species native to the Americas. Anthurium andraeanum is found … Continue reading What to Plant in July

Roast Pumpkin, Pea and Ham Lasagna

Often we have delicious baked vegetables left over. This recipe uses a small amount of some beautiful caramelised pumpkin to make a wonderful lasagna. Crumbled crispy fried sage leaves are perfect with the pumpkin. I have also used some dill peas left over from another meal but freshly cooked baby peas can be used. A few mushrooms from the fridge, cooked in a little tomato … Continue reading Roast Pumpkin, Pea and Ham Lasagna

What to Plant in June

This is the first day of winter and this is the first planting guide of the season. The following is a list of vegetables that you can plant in June in Sydney, a temperate zone (just click on the link for the growing guide for each vegetable). Beans Cabbage seedlings Garlic Kale seedlings Lettuce Mustard greens Onion Peas Radish Snow Peas Strawberry plants Plant of … Continue reading What to Plant in June

Happy Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day in Sydney. Wishing all mothers a wonderful day surrounded by love. This is the Oriental Lilium ‘Stargazer’, a hybrid with blooms that face upwards on really strong stems. They are very fragrant and attract butterflies. ‘Stargazers’ can grow to a height of 36 inches with a spread of 10 to 14 inches with 2 to 8 flowers per stem. This lovely gift has … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day

Chicken and Vegetable Pockets

Chicken breast fillets can be moist and delicious if they are given loving care when cooked. In this recipe a delicious vegetable filling makes these little pockets of chicken the centre of attention, tender and tasty with the jus from the long, slow cooking. A mix of small broccoli and cauliflower florets, capsicum, green beans, tender young chard, onion, garlic and herbs form the flavour … Continue reading Chicken and Vegetable Pockets

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

Zucchini Chocolate and Nut Bundt Cake

The very first post on this site back in 2015 was dedicated to the abundance of zucchini that our community garden boasted and 3 zucchini recipes shared by gardener Deborah. https://granthamgarden.org/2015/10/26/recipes/ Today I returned to her lovely zucchini cake and thought I would make a chocolate version with walnuts and brandied fruit. The use of olive oil makes this cake very moist and the fruit … Continue reading Zucchini Chocolate and Nut Bundt Cake

Risotto with Sausage and Tomato

Risotto is one of those comfort dishes that is delicious at any time of year. Using a quality risotto rice will make your risotto creamy while maintaining the integrity of the individual grains of rice, keeping them pleasingly al dente. Also, a homemade chicken or vegetable stock will give your risotto a lift too, as will the addition of a good dry white wine and … Continue reading Risotto with Sausage and Tomato