What to Plant in May

The following is a list of things you can plant in May in Sydney, a temperate zone: 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 Spinach Strawberry Turnip Flower of the Month – Dampiera (Glasshouse Glory)       Continue reading What to Plant in May

What to Plant in April

The following is a list of things you can plant in April in Sydney, a temperate zone: Amaranth Beans – broad beans, fava beans Beetroot Broccoli Brussels sprouts Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower Daikon Endive Garlic Kale Kohlrabi Leeks seedlings Lettuce Mizuna Mustard greens Parsley Peas Radish Rocket Shallots Silverbeet Snowpeas Spinach Turnip Flower of the Month – Dwarf Striped Dahlia Continue reading What to Plant in April

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 things you can plant in March in Sydney, a temperate zone: Amaranth Beans – broad beans, fava beans Beetroot Broccoli transplant seedlings Brussels sprouts Cabbage Carrot Daikon Endive Kale Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuce Mizuna Mustard greens Parsley Radish Rocket Shallots Silverbeet Spinach Turnip … Continue reading What to Plant in March

Persimmon and Orange Custard Trifles

This is a recipe especially for those vistors to this site from the northern hemisphere where persimmons are in season. In Sydney persimmonscan be replaced with fresh mango that is now in season. There are many recipes using this delicious autumn fruit in baked goods but I thought it was a waste of the truly luscious sweetness of this fruit. This trifle recipe keeps the … Continue reading Persimmon and Orange Custard Trifles

Growing Mizuna

Mizuna, a delicate fern like member of the brassica family, is a delicious, peppery mustard green that can be eaten fresh or added to stir fry dishes, or soups and is so easy to grow. Mizuna are also rich in vitamin C, viatamin K, iron and folate. Like other brassicas it contains plant compounds called glucosinolates, which are beneficial to the body’s immune system. Growth … Continue reading Growing Mizuna