Archive for April, 2021

grow rhubarb in Perth

How to grow rhubarb

Growing rhubarb in Perth I love growing rhubarb in Perth. There is something about them that reminds me of my childhood, eating rhubarb and apple crumble. Rhubarb (Rheum rhaponticum) originates from China and is a member of the Polygonaceae or dock family. Rhubarb is a close relative of swiss chard and beetroot, is grown for […]

April 26, 2021 | 0 Comments More
Growing apples in Perth

Growing apple trees in Perth

Apples are so wonderfully versatile – just as good for eating fresh as they are for cooking and even baking. If you’ve tasted a juicy apple picked straight off the tree, you will know what I’m talking about. What a lot of people don’t realise is just how easy it is to grow apples in Perth, Western Australia.

April 25, 2021 | 1 Comment More
Grow Geraldton Wax Plants

Growing Geraldton wax plants

Geraldton Wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum) is an attractive Western Australian shrub or small tree. It is a favourite in native gardens, with its needle-like leaves and waxy pink or red flowers that appear from later Winter to Spring. Geraldton Wax is part of the Myrtaceae family, and thankfully it is easy to grow Geraldton Wax in Perth. 

April 20, 2021 | 0 Comments More
Grow rockmelons in Perth

How to grow rockmelons

Rockmelons are a quintessential summer fruit in Australia. They’re oh-so-sweet, juicy and delicious when eaten straight from the fridge or partnered with desserts and savoury dishes alike. Growing rockmelons in Perth is easy and whats more homegrown rockmelon tastes so much better than anything you can buy at the store making them a must for the home garden.

April 18, 2021 | 2 Comments More
Pet friendly caravan parks in Perth

Pet friendly caravan parks Perth

Two thirds of Australian households consider their pet as part of their family, so it makes sense they’re a part of a family holiday, too. Perth dog friendly caravan parks are a great way to enjoy a getaway without having to go too far.

April 15, 2021 | 0 Comments More
Grow eggplant in Perth

Growing eggplant in Perth

Eggplant or eggfruit (Solanum melongena) belongs to the Solanaceae family, which includes crops such as tomatoes, potatoes and capsicums.  It’s not as popular as its cousin the tomato, but eggplant has many culinary uses in a range of cuisines. Overseas names for eggplant include aubergine in Europe and brinjal in India. Luckily for West Australians it is easy to grow eggplants in Perth and other parts of the state.

April 15, 2021 | 0 Comments More
Grow kiwi fruit in Perth WA

Growing kiwi fruit in Perth

Kiwi fruit have become a staple for many Australian households, however they can be quiet expensive. This is why many people are starting to investigate just how easy it is to grow your own kiwi fruit in Perth. Kiwi fruit are a real hit amongst kids, there is nothing like cutting open a kiwi fruit and enjoying all of its tasty goodness.

April 14, 2021 | 0 Comments More
Grow carrots in Perth

Growing carrots in Perth

It is super easy to grow carrots in Perth! There are so many different varieties to choose from, including baby, purple, yellow and even round carrots! They can be used in so many ways – eaten crunchy and fresh on their own or mixed into yummy salads or baked with a little honey and served with a roast.

April 13, 2021 | 1 Comment More
Grow broad beans in Perth

Growing broad beans in Perth

Growing broad beans in Perth is easy and the kids can help you with both planting and harvesting. In Australia we call them broad beans but in Europe and in US they are known as fava or faba beans.  A legume, similar to runner beans and peas. It differs from most other vegetables in Western Australia as it crops in spring and for less than 10 weeks of the year.

April 13, 2021 | 0 Comments More
Grow cauliflower in Perth

Growing cauliflower in Perth

Growing cauliflower in Perth can be a little tricky as they are particularly sensitive to temperature. This means planting cauliflower at the right time is essential. The Western Australian spring can be too short and warm for a spring planting. I recommend planting in late summer to autumn to enable the flowering heads or curds to ripen in cold weather.

April 12, 2021 | 0 Comments More