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Home Grown

How to grow the best garden & save money too

Growing the best vegetables at home is the best way to save money & get the best produce for your family. Get some top tips for beginners here.

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How to Grow Microgreens

Discover how to grow microgreens, the young edible leaves of seedling vegetables and herbs, in containers for your home & garden.

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Top Five Invincibles: Easy Grow Gardening

Green thumb, black thumb, purple thumb, blue thumb... you don’t even need thumbs to grow this lot! Neglectful gardeners everywhere, we give you our top five plants that you can’t kill... even if you try.

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1-Minute Gardener, by Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember

Anyone who lives on a rural block will see the title of this book and say one of two things; Yuss! Or ‘rubbish’. I kind of have to favour the first option.

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The best vegetables to freeze

Some vegetables freeze very well, and veggies that are ripe, and freshly harvested are the best to freeze. Freezing them is quick, easy, and give you that garden-fresh taste all year round.

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Freezing capsicum for preserving

Capsicum makes a great addition to stirfries, and is full of vitamin C. Freezing it is easy, and a great way to have it all year round.

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Freezing broccoli or cauliflower

Freezing broccoli is a great way to have a solid supply of it all year round. It is best frozen freshly picked, but if you are not growing any, you can buy it from your local fruit & veggie store when it is in season and cheap, and freeze it to last you throughout the year.

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Freezing asparagus

Have a supply of home-grown asparagus all year round by freezing it using this method.

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Freezing carrots to preserve them

If you have a large crop of carrots, you can freeze them to keep them for use all year round.

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Freezing sweet corn

Sweet corn can be frozen on or off the cob. Discover how to freeze sweetcorn from your garden to make the most of it all year round.

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