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THE EDIBLE THISTLE

By Alison Peake You don’t have to venture far in the west to find Scotch Thistles. The thorny bushes sprouting hairy purple flowers are in...

PULL ON YOUR PUMPKIN PANTS THIS SEASON

Seasonal Organic food tips by Ali Webb... Vari’s Organics puts together a delicious fruit box - www.varisorganics.com.au

SQUASH IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH

It’s one of the most versatile and adaptable plants in the natural world.

SLAPPED HOLY BASIL

As diverse as its culinary uses are the many rituals and beliefs associated with basil.

FROM BLUE TO GREEN: GARDENING IS GOOD FOR THE HEAD

Becoming quite attached to Gardening. Not enough to not murder, munch and macerate them, but still, there are feelings there.

IN SEASON – PRODUCE

FRUIT: Apples, cumquats, grapefruit, lemons, limes, mandarins, nashi, oranges, olives, pears, persimmon, rhubarb, tamarillos, tangelos. VEGETABLES: Asian greens, beetroot, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, celery, celeriac,...

IN SEASON – MARCH

MARCH - Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs

CHEW ON THIS – LEMONS

They mark the growth and history of Melbourne.

WHAT THE BUZZ?

By Alison Peake What makes and motivates an apiarist? A love of bees? A desire to be involved with pollinating crops and native flora? An interest...

STRAWBERRIES, CHERRIES AND AN ANGEL’S KISS IN SPRING

Cherries are in season now and at the Slow Food Markets

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