Category: Home + Garden
Mangoes as well as being delicious are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin C, and fibre. Mangoes like a warm and sheltered position and need well-drained soil they grow best in the tropics and subtropics, although they’re well worth a try in Perth.
Orange trees are the mainstay of home gardens in Australia and while the backyard lemon tree has almost iconic status in Aussie backyards, the orange tree is not far behind. Thankfully it is fairly easy to grow oranges in Western Australia.
Lychees are native to the lowlands of southern China and were brought to Australia more than 100 years ago by Chinese gold miners. Lychees prefer tropical conditions but can grow in Western Australia’s south-west given the right conditions.
Every big Australian backyard should have a mulberry tree not only because they provide delicious berries but they also provide excellent shade. Their juicy crimson black, red or white fruit is rarely sold in mainstream supermarkets because it does not keep for long after being picked.
Raspberries are a delicious tasting healthy snack, which are jam packed full of antioxidants and, despite what many people think, can be grown at home. Raspberries are reasonably uncommon in Perth due to our hot weather but they can be grown.
These nutritious green vegies are relatively easy to grow and taste great straight from the vine, or in a stir fry. Plus, they are can be ready to harvest in just 40-45 makes them ideal for kids too.
Garlic is one of the most famous of all the herbs and a good starting point if you want to experiment with growing herbs. It is very easy to grow your own garlic if you follow these simple instructions.
Growing tomatoes in the Western Australian climate is so simple anyone can do it. There are a number of reasons why you should grow your own tomatoes however taste is the biggest advantage of growing your own tomatoes.
Asparagus is a perennial, in the lily family which can be cropped for up to 15 years. Being a perennial it can require some special attention to grow your own asparagus but don’t let that deter you.
As Australian as Vegemite, the humble beetroot is an easy to grow vegetable that tastes great cold in a salad or roasted in the oven. Beetroot is easy to grow and can be ready to harvest in just a few short months so why not plant your own?