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As a home garden specimen tree, the persimmon offers not only a plentiful source of fruit heading into the winter months but also a brilliant display of colour as its foliage turns in the autumn.
Nothing screams autumn like the musky-sweet scent of homegrown grapes, hiding in amongst their leafy surrounds and just waiting for the keen eyes of a backyard treasure-hunter.
The 100 Mile Diet
The 100 Mile Diet, was a one-year experiment by a Canadian couple in eating food grown within 100 miles.
Preserving your garden
There aren't too many, now 'middle-aged', kiwi kids that can't remember their mothers in the kitchen bottling the 'summer harvest' for winter's consumption.
Winter - a time to put your hot bed down
Winter is a time of rest in the garden but for gardeners, it is a time to do repairs and prepare for the upcoming growing months.
It has been said that the most important ingredient in preserving olives is patience - six months worth to be exact.
With colder weather approaching lettuce is a commodity in the organic garden which goes off the menu.
Taste before you Buy - The Oakdale organics story
Imagine being able to taste your fruit and vegetables before purchasing them.
Gardening by the Moon
Moon gardening or lunar gardening, as it is sometimes called, is one of the oldest gardening practices, dating back to the Babylonian era.
Saving seeds, money and the planet
Aside from the obvious benefit of free plants, there are several reasons why you would want to harvest your own seeds.
12 fruit and vegetables to grow yourself
Avoiding the twelve most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables can reduce your pesticide exposure by up to 90%.
Sufficiency through giving and receiving
Have you ever considered that our food supply could be impacted in the same way?
Controlling pests with kitchen waste
September to November heralds new growth in the garden and the cycle of creation begins again.