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Cool Cabbages

Story & Photos: Heather Campbell (Canberra Organic – Summer 2018) Last summer I had a disastrous crop of tomatoes and lost most of them to root rot despite diligently removing …

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Calendula officinalis

Article: Elizabeth Dangerfield (Canberra Organic – Summer 2020)Photo: Harish Kumar The pot marigold, or Calendula officinalis, lights up our winters with its bright yellow and orange daisy flowers when everything …

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In Praise of Silverbeet

Story: Gerry Jacobson (Canberra Organic – Spring 2018) “Eat yer vegies!” How the ancestral voices echo. Most of us call it ‘spinach’ but it’s really ‘silverbeet’, and it’s also known …

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Of Leeks and Love

By: Gerry Jacobson (Canberra Organic – Spring 2019) in the gardenthis sunny windyspring morningplanting the leeksfor autumn soups Fifteen years of successive leek harvests at the Cotter garden. Sometimes two …

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Turnips

Turnips (Brassica campestris) belong to the brassica family, along with broccoli, cauliflower and cabbages, and are closely related to swedes and daikons. They are easy to grow and easily recognisable, …