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You say tomato…

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I say sauce, sugo & passata! The Productive Garden Co.’s first sauce making session was a hit. With the first weighing in of ingredients at 09:15am it was all set to be tomatoes for breakfast, lunch and tea! With resident expert Jill leading Tory and…

Adelaide: A growing city

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One of the best things about Adelaide surely has to be our climate. Yes, I know we’ve had more than our fair share of scorchers of late but overall, Adelaide is a growing city, literally. Our temperate climate allows us the chance to grow a…

Sage Advice: Basil flowers

Posted by TPGCo in Sage Advice

Keep picking off your basil flower tips to extend your basil leaf harvest. Removing the flowers stimulates leaf growth and will generally result in bushier plants. Whilst the flowers are edible they are not everyone’s cup of tea. You may wish to consider tying them…

Eat your garden: Strawberry syrup

Posted by TPGCo in Eat Your Garden

Strawberry syrup (to use diluted as cordial or neat for a coulis or icecream topping) 1.5kg strawberries, hulled zest & juice of 1/2 lemon 1.5L water sugar 1 1/4 Tbs tartaric acid* Place strawberries, lemon juice, zest & water in a large saucepan, bring to…

New Years resolutions 2013

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It’s that time of year again, resolution time, when we try to break bad habits, try new things and live better lives. As edible gardeners, here’s a few ideas you may wish to use during this resolve-making time: #1: Write the name of the type…

Eat your garden: Tomato bruschetta

Posted by TPGCo in Eat Your Garden

Tomato Bruschetta thickly sliced wood-fired bread (day old preferred) 1 clove garlic, halved 1 Tbs olive oil 4 tomatoes, diced 1/2 C basil, finely chopped salt & pepper Grill both sides of bread until lightly toasted, rub garlic halves onto hot bread. Combine oil, tomatoes,…

Beck’s productive courtyard: Apple crates

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What a day! TPGCo had the pleasure of working with Beck and her 3 children to install and plant out 6 Apple Crate edible gardens in their urban paved courtyard. I’m not sure who enjoyed getting their hands dirty more – the adults or the…

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