What to Plant in February

The following is a list of things you can plant in February in Sydney, a temperate zone: Amaranth Beans (dwarf) Beetroot Broccoli Brussel sprouts Carrot Cauliflower Chives Cucumber Endive Fennel Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuce Mustard greens Onion Parsley Radish Silverbeet Swedes Turnip Zucchini Plant of the Month – Purple Burr Daisy – (Calotis Cuniefolia R.Br )   Continue reading What to Plant in February

What to plant in January

The following is a list of things you can plant in January in Sydney, a temperate zone: Amaranth Beans (dwarf and climbing) Beetroot Carrot Chives Cucumber Egglant seedlings Kohlrabi Lettuce Marrow Mustard Greens Okra seedlings Parsley Radish Silverbeet Sunflower Sweet corn Turnip Zucchini Plant of the Month – Hibiscus Margurite – (Rare heirloom, double – purple, mauve, pink) Continue reading What to plant in January

Growing Cantaloupes

Cantaloupe, or rock melon, as it is called in Sydney, is a trailing vine that loves a long warm growing season. It is a member of the cucurbitaceae family and originates from the area from Iran to India. Sow seeds in pots from September, October and then plant them out in November and December in Sydney, which has a temperate climate. Alternately, the seeds can … Continue reading Growing Cantaloupes

What to plant in December

Today is the first day of summer and this is the first planting guide of the season. The following is a list of things you can plant in December in Sydney, a temperate zone: Basil Beans (dwarf and climbing) Beetroot Cape Gooseberry Capsicum seedlings Carrot Celery seedlings Chilli Choko Cucumber Eggplant seedlings Kohlrabi Leeks seedlings Lettuce Luffa seedlings Marrow Mustard greens Okra seedlings Pumpkin Radish … Continue reading What to plant in December

Growing Chokos or Chayotes

Chokos also known as chayotes, are members of the Cucurbitaceae family and related to cucumbers, pumpkins, squash and melons.  December is the time to plant chokos in Sydney’s temperate climate. They are easy to grow and in Sydney’s hot conditions the prolific vines can produce heavy crops of this versatile fruit. Choko is high in vitamin C and folate and other trace elements. Growth habits … Continue reading Growing Chokos or Chayotes

George’s Fabulous Chilli Oil

Chillies are are at their colourful best and ripening ready to use in a multitude of recipes. George has shared his wonderful recipe for chilli infused oil and we hope that you will enjoy the making it and using it to enhance the flavour of everything  you cook.   George’s Fabulous Chilli Oil Ingredients: 250g well ripened Chilli’s  1/2 cup Whisky  1 L Light Olive … Continue reading George’s Fabulous Chilli Oil