Produce

How we grow, protect, harvest and enjoy beautiful fresh produce. And tips on how you can, too.

Growing Garlic

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Garlic in a gorgeous bowl

We use so much garlic in our house! The best time to plant garlic is on the ‘shortest day’ of the year, coming into winter. There are many varieties but you have to make sure you get organic and not genetically modified. Usually the ones from your supermarket are genetically modified to not allow further […]

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Delicious Strawberry Toast

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Toast. Yum. Strawberries. Yum. A healthy alternative to using strawberry jam is to simply pop some raw berries on your toast! Strawberry Toast 4 pieces of golden toasted sourdough 4-10 strawberries sliced Good quality butter Toast – your sourdough Butter – your toast with lashings of butter (healthy?) Pop – as many strawberries as desired […]

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Companion Planting

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Companion planting is great for attracting beneficial insects that feed on pests in the garden, to balance nature out. Flowers are also a great addition for the same reason, as well as bringing bees to help propagate your vegetables. When planted near or next to each other certain fruit and vegetables love each other and […]

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Organic Ways to Control Insects and Pests

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If you’re growing vegies you’ll have problems with bugs. It’s hard to know what to do when you discover insects or pests eating away at your vegetable garden, other than go to the shop and buy some hardcore poison. Except don’t do that. I have a few family recipes that I use when the bastard […]

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What’s really in your natural yoghurt

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Yoghurt has to be my most favorite dairy delight ever! However, I’ve noticed lately the labeling of yoghurt has become cheekier and much more misleading. To me natural yoghurt is plain old yoghurt, no sugar, no cream, no added unnecessary stuff to muck up the entire reason for eating yoghurt… to be healthy. And most […]

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