Garden and Growing

Making Homemade Chamomile Tea

February 3, 2014
Making Homemade Chamomile Tea

The firs time I tried to grow chamomile I carefully planted neat rows of seeds into nice fertile soil and watered them diligently, and, nothing happened. One stunted little plant […]

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Summer Garden

January 13, 2014
Summer Garden

The veggie garden is green and full and lovely at the moment. Some cooler summer days and loads of spring rain has made everything leafy and wild I can’t believe […]

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Eat What Your Grow – Spring Salad with Balsamic Dressing

October 21, 2013
Eat What Your Grow - Spring Salad with Balsamic Dressing

It was a warm weekend here on the Pickle Farm, and sunny weather in mid-October means it’s time to start planting seeds in the garden. So the kids and I […]

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Kid Friendly Food Gardening – Autumn Harvest.

April 22, 2013
Kid Friendly Food Gardening - Autumn Harvest.

We’ve eaten our way through all the delicious spring and summer veggies we planted and now that the weather has turned chilly it’s just about time to give up on […]

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Kid Friendly Gardening – Summer Garden.

February 18, 2013
Kid Friendly Gardening - Summer Garden.

Our food garden is at it’s peak production right now. With lots of long sunny days and lots of lovely bore water things are growing, fruiting and ripening and we […]

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Kid Friendly Food Gardening – Grow Your Own Mushrooms

December 3, 2012
Kid Friendly Food Gardening - Grow Your Own Mushrooms

One of the goals for our kid friendly good garden is to have a go at growing the fruit and veggies that we like to eat. Sometimes that is easy, […]

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Kid Friendly Food Gardening – What’s Growing In Your Garden?

November 26, 2012
Kid Friendly Food Gardening - What's Growing In Your Garden?

We are staring down the end of spring here, and the garden is bursting into life! All our hard work of planting seeds and digging and mulching is beginning to […]

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Kid Friendly Food Gardening – Crash Test Mummy Shares her Broad Bean Story and Broad Bean Recipe

November 5, 2012
Kid Friendly Food Gardening - Crash Test Mummy Shares her Broad Bean Story and Broad Bean Recipe

This a guest post from the lovely Laney from Crash Test Mummy. Broad beans (also know as Fava Beans) are not the sexiest vegetable in the garden, and if you […]

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Planting Seeds in the Garden – Kid Friendly Food Gardening.

October 22, 2012
Planting Seeds in the Garden - Kid Friendly Food Gardening.

Spring is in full force around here. There are now just as many warm days as there are cold ones and the nights are a little less freezing than usual. […]

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Starting Plants from Seed – Kid Friendly Food Gardening.

September 10, 2012
Starting Plants from Seed - Kid Friendly Food Gardening.

We’ve spent most of the wet winter months dreaming and planning our food garden, and finally spring is here! The return of the sunshine and the longer days means it’s […]

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Planning a Kid Friendly Food Garden

August 6, 2012
Planning a Kid Friendly Food Garden

It’s freezing cold outside. It is frosty and icy almost every morning and there is more mud than grass in our paddocks. But, the days are getting longer and the […]

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