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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
Grow turmeric in Perth

Growing turmeric in Perth

The well known main ingredient of Indian curry, the bright yellow colour of the Turmeric tuber can be also used fresh in salads.  Fresh turmeric elevates whatever you’re cooking, however it can be quiet expensive. What a lot of people don’t realise is just how easy it is to grow turmeric at home in Western Australia.

April 11, 2021 | 0 Comments More
Growing sweet corn in Perth

Growing corn in Perth

Growing sweet corn in Perth is a must for anyone with the space to do so in their backyard. Corn is one of those veggies that just tastes so much better if you grow it yourself! It just seems to be sweeter than if you buy it at the supermarket. Originating in South America and thrives in the hot, dry Western Australian summers.

April 11, 2021 | 0 Comments More
Growing broccoli Perth

Growing broccoli in Perth

Nutritious and delicious, growing broccoli in Perth at home is a must! Broccoli is a member of the brassica family along with cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts, arugula, bok choy, and collard greens.  Broccoli is a cool season crop. It loves the cool temperatures from autumn to spring in Western Australia.

April 11, 2021 | 0 Comments More
Grow sunflowers Perth

Growing sunflowers in Perth

Sunflowers are a great way to add colour to your garden, and they’re easy to grow and care for. Sunflowers are typically yellow, although you can also grow red, orange and striped ones as well. Growing sunflowers in Perth, Western Australia is very easy due to our sunny skies as sunflowers need at least 6-8 hours of sun a day which isn’t a problem in Perth.

April 11, 2021 | 0 Comments More
Growing bananas in Perth Western Australia

Growing bananas in Perth

Banana plants can be a delicious addition to the garden but they can be much more too. Many people don’t realise just how easy it is to grow bananas in Perth. Bananas are rich in fibre, potassium, vitamins A, B6 and C.  But it’s also about flavour – and you just can’t beat the taste of a home grown banana.

April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments More
How to grow avocados in Perth

Growing avocados in Perth

Australian avocados have quickly become a staple for many households and it’s easy to see why when they taste so delicious and who doesn’t love smashed avo on toast. However avocados can be quiet expensive to buy from the supermarket because they are a ‘super food’ along with kale, walnuts and eggs, making avocados are a highly sought-after commodity. What a lot of people don’t realise is that you can grow your own avocados at home in Western Australia. 

April 4, 2021 | 0 Comments More
Sweet potato in Perth

Growing sweet potato in Perth

I love growing sweet potatoes at home in Perth. Sweet potatoes are the tuberous roots of a beautiful creeping vine and look great in the garden. See how easy they are to grow at home!

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Growing ginger in Perth

Growing ginger in Perth

Ginger is a staple for many Australian households and it’s easy to see why when fresh ginger elevates whatever you’re cooking, however they can be quiet expensive. What a lot of people don’t realise is just how easy it is to grow your own ginger at home in Western Australia.

January 30, 2021 | 0 Comments More