Growing Cape Gooseberry

The cape gooseberry fruit is quite delicious when fully matured and with care is well worth planting in the home garden. Growth habits and planting needs This unusual plant has a fruit that is a golden berry  is inside a papery “cape”. The Cape Goosberry is native to Brazil but will grow well in sunny Sydney. It is the size of a cherry tomato with … Continue reading Growing Cape Gooseberry

Eggplant

Growing Eggplant

Eggplant has been cultivated in Asia since prehistory and introduced to the Mediterranean in the middle ages. It is a very versatile fruit that can be cooked in many ways. Growth habits and planting needs Eggplant like a sunny position and a soil pH below 6.0, so acidic. Test the soil and amend with lime if over this. Because eggplants are susceptible to soil born … Continue reading Growing Eggplant

Growing Cucumbers

Cucumbers are now growing well and can be planted for  succession cropping of this cool summer vegetable. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need. One cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. Growth habits and planting needs Sow in the garden from September to February in temperate zones. To grow cucumbers well they … Continue reading Growing Cucumbers