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Notes from the Kitchen Garden: Christmas gifts and how to braid garlic
Food & Wine
December is a tricky month. Christmas, parties, holidays, a summer garden demanding attention and unpredictable weather. Bushfire smoke together with dry, denuded paddocks and parks constantly remind us of the worsening drought and add to high levels of anxiety and concern. So I’m sure you don’t really want to hear that it is now time to get going on your...
Notes from the kitchen garden: when does spring vegetable planting start?
Food & Wine
When does one vegetable gardening year end and the next begin? Does the first frost of winter slam the door on the vegetable year only to open again now with the buds starting to move on the trees? My gardening year always starts with garlic planting on 1 April. I then put in broad beans and peas and fill any...