Tag Archive: How to grow

Repotting a Finger lime

I grow my Finger lime in a pot so I am able to move it into a more protected environment during our cold winters. I only have one and this gives me all… Continue reading

Beans- one of the easiest vegetables to grow.

Beans are easy to grow and are one of the most prolific warm season vegetables you can grow. There is no comparison between a fleshly picked organic bean and a shop bought bean.… Continue reading

Sustainable and environmentally friendly Ideas for entertaining the kids during the winter school holidays.

Chances are if you are reading this, you have not jetted off to warmer parts for the school holidays and are looking for some ideas to keep the kids occupied during these holidays.… Continue reading

Growing and using Sorrel.

Is it a herb or is it a vegetable? who cares! Tart, tangy, lemony and sour are all words used to describe this versatile green. Sorrel (Rumex acetose) is an herbaceous perennial, related… Continue reading

Growing and using Broad Beans

If you are in a temperate climate, such as the East coast of NSW, it is time to get your broad beans in. As I am in a cool climate I put mine… Continue reading

Determining when your finger limes are ready to harvest.

Finger Limes, also known as citrus caviar or caviar limes are full of little balls of juice called vesicles, which look like and are referred to as crystals. The crystals are crisp and… Continue reading

Controlling scale on my potted finger lime and other citrus

To enable me to grow citrus in a cold climate I have a selection in pots so I can move them into warms spots throughout the year. Now most Citrus can be attached… Continue reading

Get Growing – why not start today!

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to start a veggie garden or grow more of your own food, but you don’t know where to start or you are having trouble getting… Continue reading

Freezing fresh garlic.

This year I miss timed my garlic harvest and the mature crop was hit with rain. The bulbs were fine but the tops had disintegrated which meant I could not plait and hang… Continue reading

Preventing fruit fall in Finger limes and other Citrus.

Although we may think that fruit trees produce fruit for our benefit, the reality is that the reason for fruit production is to protect and nourish the seeds within. Production of seed ensures… Continue reading