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HOW TO GROW FINGER LIMES

Finger limes are often referred to as citrus caviar due to the delicate “crystals” of pulp contained within the fruit. They are a small leafed, spiny native citrus with insignificant flowers, that do not have the usual beautiful citrus perfume. So why would you want to grow them? Several years ago I tasted native finger…

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HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER CROP

  So today I have been out and picked the last of my cauliflowers and several heads of Broccoli. The rain and a couple of warm days and they want to go to flower so they needed to be picked. Trouble is there is much more than we can use this week. So today I…

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Mulching Your Garden

  I have delayed mulching the ornamental garden and orchard over the last couple of months because it was so dry. Now we have had a good soaking I will be spending the weekend spreading as much mulch as I can around my entire garden. I do this for a number of reasons. Firstly now…

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Preparing Your Spring and Summer Vegetable Garden

Over the next few weeks I would like to share with you how I prepare for the busiest time of my gardening year- spring and summer vegetable production. If you have not grown your own veggies before check out my online module, “The Annual Vegetable Garden.” This will give you the lots of other information that you…

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WHY YOU SHOULD GROW CITRUS IN POTS

  Why grow citrus in pots Citrus are one of those plants that I think are a must in the garden. They have beautiful dark green foliage all year, sensuously perfumed flowers at various times of the year and then produce fabulously colourful edible fruit. They really are the most perfect garden specimen. However not…

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10 EASIEST VEGGIES TO GROW IN POTS INFOGRAPHIC

  I get alot of questions about what veggies to grow in pots, thanks to the work that I did on that vertical garden last year. Growing veggies in pots is a great way to not only brighten up often bare and bland balconies, but its a great way to cut down a bit of…

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Using and Preserving your Apple Crop

    How I am using and preserving my apple crop this year As you would have seen recently from my Facebook post, we picked a great heap of apples this year. I have tried over the last couple of years to store as many as possible in the “beer” fridge (much to the disgust…

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How to grow Broccoli Sprouts- the new Superfood!

  OK so it has been a week and I am now eating my nutritious broccoli sprouts. They are delicious, crisp, nutty and a little bit hot in the way radishes are, but softer. I had intended to juice them but they are so good I am just eating them from the bowl. I put…

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Sprouting seeds and growing micro greens inside this winter.

  I have decided to have a go at growing my own sprouts and micro greens. Why? A few reasons: Firstly I love the flavour and crunchiness of sprouts and although micro greens are really trendy at the moment, they add such a great burst of flavour and freshness to a plate that they really…

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Top 10 Recipes using Broccoli

  Boil it, steam it, and stick it in a stew- no I am not talking about po –tay- toes like Sam from the Lord of the Rings- but the many uses for Broccoli. You only have to google broccoli to get a plethora of information about the nutritional benefits of eating Broccoli. It is…

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