Category: Vegetable Garden

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
How to grow dragon fruit in Perth

Growing dragon fruit in Perth

If you have ever wondered how to grow dragon fruit in Perth then look no further. I love fresh dragon fruit! It is brimming with wonderful nutrients and is easy to grow. Also known as sweet pitahaya, is a stunning looking tropical fruit borne on arboreal cacti plants. Dragon fruit is a strange looking fruit resembling a magical dragon egg.

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Grow pineapple in Perth

How to grow pineapples

The pineapple plant, Ananas comosus, is a tropical herbaceous perennial. It grows up to 1.5m tall, and the same across, although usually it won’t get taller or broader than 1m. The plant has a short, sturdy stem and narrow, waxy leaves 30 – 100cm long, often with sharp spines along the edges. Pineapples are a tropical plant, but they will grow successfully and fruit in Perth’s mediterranean climate, and other warmer more tropical parts of Western Australia.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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