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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, …

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Strawberries

Strawberries are delicious, nutritious and easy to grow if you follow a few easy rules. Site and soil Strawberries prefer full sun to grow well and to ripen the fruit. …

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Spinach

Spinach and other dark leafy greens like kale and silverbeet are packed with calcium, folates, vitamin K and iron. Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse, and if you’re willing to indulge …

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Salad Greens

Growing salad greens is easy and satisfying – there is no greater reward than creating a summer salad sensation from your own garden. And with a bit of planning, you …

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Raspberries

Fresh raspberries are one of the delights of summer. They are easy to grow and a well maintained stand will remain productive for many years. The plant The raspberry (Rubus …

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Pumpkins

Growing Pumpkins Pumpkins are a member of the gourd family (with squash, marrow and zucchini), originating in South America.Most commonly grown varieties in the Canberra region are Butternut (pear-shaped, prolific …

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Peas

Peas can be broadly divided into field peas, traditional garden peas, sugar snaps and snow peas. The crop that gives back to the soil as much as it takes out …

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Olives

Olives are one of the tastiest, hardiest and pedigreed fruit around. They can grow for hundreds of years but can start producing in around two.Site and soil Olive trees can …

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Leeks

A popular and versatile autumn and winter vegetable, leeks are members of the Alliaceae (onion) family but are much easier to grow successfully than onions. Site and soil Leeks prefer …