The Benefits of Organic Food

There are many benefits to eating organic food, but often it is only after growing your own that you being to really appreciate them. Barry Green, who runs the Tourist Radio network here in Western Australia, runs Boronia Farm using Permaculture principles. He has a point of view about organic farming worth hearing, and a […]

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Strawberries for the Picking

What can be more fun than finding a big fat ripe strawberry ready for the picking? The colour and flavour of your home grown organic strawberries will remind you why organic produce is just so popular these days. When I was a child my grandmother stewed strawberries and then set them into a jelly – […]

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Pass the Homegrown Peas Please

I have vivid memories of my grandmother shelling peas for dinner. It is unlikely that many children today would have ever seen such a thing. It is lovely to shell peas with children. They enjoy the smell and the sweetness of fresh garden peas. It is so much fun to pop open the pod and […]

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Time to Enjoy your Organic Carrots

It is hard not to be impressed with carrots as you pull them up. Like everything grown in your own garden there is something remarkable in harvesting a beautiful vegetable grown from seed. Before organic produce really took off great numbers of people had already worked out that supermarket carrots tasted like soap. The carrots […]

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Growing Pumpkins in Small Gardens

Some YourPatch gardeners are keen to get organic pumpkin growing. But unless you have a large enough area, it just doesn’t work.   Pumpkins are born to travel.  They love to roam over fences into neighbours gardens and given half the chance they will take over the neighbourhood.  Every one loves the idea of growing […]

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How To Tell When Onions Are Ready To Pick

The time to harvest onions is when the tops go yellow and fold over. Onions are best grown in sandy soils as too much organic matter can make them go soft. If this happens they won’t keep or store well. Be careful when you pull them up that you don’t damage them. They won’t store […]

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