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10 Cool Facts About Herbs and Spices

10 Cool Facts About Herbs and Spices

Do you know the real difference between herbs and spices? Those two terms are often used side-by-side or interchangeably, but according to dictionaries everywhere
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10 Tips for Growing - Cauliflower

10 Tips for Growing - Cauliflower

Cauliflower has made a huge resurgence with delish dishes like Cauliflower Rice and Tortillas. If you would like to get your Growing On in your backyard, here are my Top 10 tips for doing 'sow'.
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10 Tips for Growing - Corn

10 Tips for Growing - Corn

Eating corn immediately at the time of picking is the most ideal time because as the minutes tick over the starches in the corn actually increase and loses their vitamin value.
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5 Things You Should Know About Sustainability

5 Things You Should Know About Sustainability

There's no need for dreadlocks and a chain for the bulldozers!
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Composting 101: Part 1

Composting 101: Part 1

Everyone with a backyard garden must have a compost heap. Sounds like a strong statement, but compost has far too many benefits to pass up
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Composting 101: Part 2

Composting 101: Part 2

From Garbage to Gold! Grow your own soil by building a Compost Pile
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Creating your own Potting Soil

Creating your own Potting Soil

You're ready to get your Growing On and are seriously confused with all the different options for Potting Mix on the market. Here's my simple 4 part recipe to get you started.
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Drying herbs: a beginner’s guide

Drying herbs: a beginner’s guide

Drying herbs ensures their survival for the long haul. Plus you continue to have the flavour of herbs in your cooking long after their season has ended.
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Harvesting Basil 101

Harvesting Basil 101

The key lesson here? Don’t be afraid to cut!
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Harvesting Capsicum 101

Harvesting Capsicum 101

The easiest way to determine when to harvest your capsicum is size.
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How to Control Spring Pests

How to Control Spring Pests

It’s Spring, flowers and leaves are budding and all looks beautiful. Until you see the zombie like invasion of bugs that have being lying dormant all winter. Here’s some organic pest management techniques before it’s too late!
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How to Sow and Grow: Basil

How to Sow and Grow: Basil

Now is the best time for Basil to thrive. It will grow in all areas of Australia over the next few months, so no matter where you live, now is the time to get your Growing On!
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How to Spice Up Your Recipes with Nasturtiums

How to Spice Up Your Recipes with Nasturtiums

You love the colours of Nasturtiums, and know they are edible (or do you?). But what do they taste like and how do you use them? Here are some tips and a couple of recipes thrown in as well.
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Know Your Herbs: Basil

Know Your Herbs: Basil

Basil doesn’t just dominate the Italian kitchen – it has played an integral role in history and culture around the world. Sweet basil is a must-have culinary staple.
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Know Your Herbs: Chives

Know Your Herbs: Chives

Chives aren’t getting the credit they deserve. They’re too often confused with other close cousins. Common misnomers include shallots, green onions and spring onions – all of which are actually common names for scallions.
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Know Your Herbs: Coriander

Know Your Herbs: Coriander

Have you ever plugged “coriander” into a search engine only to find information about both coriander and cilantro?
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Know Your Herbs: Mint

Know Your Herbs: Mint

World-renowned for its hallmark cool flavour, mint has had a long journey to its modern day commercial success.
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Know Your Herbs: Nasturtiums

Know Your Herbs: Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums are not herbs, per say, but they should definitely have a place reserved for them in your herb garden.
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Know Your Herbs: Parsley

Know Your Herbs: Parsley

Parsley is a necessary addition to any respectable herb garden. Not just one plant, but a good growth of parsley.
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Know Your Herbs: Sage

Know Your Herbs: Sage

Do you have sage growing in your kitchen or backyard herb garden yet? I should certainly hope so.
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Let's Talk about the Birds and the Bees

Let's Talk about the Birds and the Bees

Attracting Wildlife to your Garden
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Rain Rain Go Away, Come Back Another Day

Rain Rain Go Away, Come Back Another Day

Avoiding Common Herb Garden Problems - Tip 2
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Springtime Preparation for your Tomato Garden: The Basics

Springtime Preparation for your Tomato Garden: The Basics

Are you dreaming of tomatoes as much as I am, use these spring months to get your garden ready!
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Springtime Weather Changes

Springtime Weather Changes

Stay Strong Gardening through Springtime Weather Changes
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Storing herbs: a beginner’s guide

Storing herbs: a beginner’s guide

Learning to store herbs ensures their survival for the long haul. Plus you continue to have the flavour of herbs in your cooking long after their season has ended.
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To Pot, or Not to Pot?

To Pot, or Not to Pot?

Avoiding Common Herb Garden Problems - Tip 1
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