Category: Vegetable Garden

Growing fig trees in Perth

How to grow figs

Figs (Ficus carica) are a deciduous, grown as a large shrub or small tree, figs typically grow to a height of 3 or 4 metres although there are dwarf fig varieties available and you are able to grow figs in pots also. The fig grows well with a Mediterranean type climate, such as Perth, with cool winters and a hot, dry summer.

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How to grow goji berries

How to grow goji berries

he Goji Berry (Lycium barbarium) are fast becoming a more popular berry to grow in Australia. Goji berries are a popular fruit that originate from Asia and are well known for their medicinal values. They are a great fruit to grow at home due to their versatility and toughness.

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How to grow kiwiberries

How to grow kiwi berries

Kiwi Berries known as ‘cold hardy kiwi’ fruit, are the miniature cousins of the familiar fuzzy brown kiwi. They can be referred to as kiwi berries, kiwi grapes, or baby kiwis. The kiwi berry (Actinidia arguta) is thought to be a forerunner of its larger cousin the kiwifruit. Kiwiberries have an appealing sweet flavour with a fine and delicate tangy finish.

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Growing blackberries

How to grow blackberries

Blackberries (Rubus canadensis) are amazing to eat fresh from the bush or is you have a large supply homemade blackberry jam is a must. In Western Australian bush land in the South West it is not uncommon to find blackberries growing along creeks and coastal planes.

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Growing kale in Perth

How to grow kale

Known as a superfood and a nutritional powerhouse, kale is often referred to as the queen of greens. In Perth it can be grown for most of the year, however it easiest to grow over winter, when it is more naturally ‘in season’. 

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Growing artichoke in Perth

How to grow artichokes

Artichokes are easy to grow in Perth’s Mediterranean climate and that also make great feature plants. There are two main types of artichoke commonly grown in Perth. The Jerusalem Artichoke is a type of sunflower and the tuber is eaten. The Globe Artichoke is part of the daisy family and the flower bud of the plant is eaten.

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Growing watercress in Australia

How to grow watercress in Australia

English expats will often ask does watercress grow in Australia? The answer is yes, but there are much fewer varieties here. If you have ever wondered how to grow watercress in Australia then look no further. A difficult herb to grow there are a few tricks to successfully growing watercress in Australia, but get these right and you will be laughing.

May 29, 2021 | 0 Comments More
How to grow coriander

Growing coriander in Perth

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is both one of the most loved and loathed herbs. Growing coriander in Perth, WA can be tricky. Also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, this glorious herb is used commonly in Asian dishes, paired with fish, soups, salads and even ground into pesto.

May 27, 2021 | 0 Comments More
How to grow pumpkins in Perth

How to grow pumpkins in Perth

Here in Australia, pumpkins are consistently ranked in our top 10 most popular vegetables. If you have ever wondered how to grow pumpkins in Perth then look no further. A relatively simple plant to grow there are a few tricks to successfully growing pumpkins in Perth, Western Australia but get these right and you will be laughing.

May 26, 2021 | 0 Comments More
Grow basil in Perth

Growing basil in Perth

Growing herbs in Perth or other parts of Western Australia is very easy. The most common type of basil grown at home is sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum). Most basil needs warm weather to thrive, so it’s best grown over Spring/Summer here in Perth. It’s important to keep this in mind when assessing where to plant basil in your garden.

May 18, 2021 | 0 Comments More