Now is the time to plant Garlic

Garlic is one of the oldest grown plants and has antiseptic and antibiotic qualities as well as being full of vitamins, minerals and great to boost immunity. No wonder that it has been used and grown for thousands of years. So much of the garlic sold in Australian shops is imported and this means that…

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In recent months Your Patch has been on the publicity trail. As a result Tim has been inundated with Autograph requests! Seriously though, Your Patch is on a mission to raise the Company Profile and increase awareness of the benefits of Organic gardening. You may have seen Tim’s recent appearance on Today Tonight and the…

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Beans go with so many wonderful flavours its hard to know where to start. They sizzle so well with butter or olive oil and garlic. They party with nuts like almonds, peanuts, cashews, pine nuts and walnuts. Beans are happy to be seen with herbs like parsley, chives and mint. Our family got hooked on…

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November is a wonderful time for lettuce. It’s warmer but still not too hot. I think it is worth having an organic vegetable patch just for the bliss of being able to pick lettuce fresh for your salad each evening. If you take a few leaves from the outside the lettuce keeps producing. Having several…

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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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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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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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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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