Good Food - Owen Pidgeon

Owen Pidgeon

Owen Pidgeon writes a weekly gardening column for Canberra's Food and Wine magazine.

Owen Pidgeon is an orchardist and runs the Loriendale Organic Orchard near Hall.

Growing pumpkins in Canberra

Owen Pidgeon reveals the simple but essential tricks gardeners need to know for the best pumpkins.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Oct 21 23:45:00 EST 2014

How to grow the best capsicums in Canberra region

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Owen Pidgeon reveals his love for sweet peppers and how they can add fire to edible gardens.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Oct 14 23:45:00 EST 2014

How to grow sweetcorn in Canberra region

Fresh corn on the cob ready to serve.

Now is the time to plant corn and, as the Aztecs did, you could mix in some climbing beans to create a perfect partnership.

Food News,National | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Oct 07 23:45:00 EST 2014

Growing beans in Canberra is simple

Full of beans: Beans are fast  and easy to grow.

Rich in nutrition and great to grow over summer, Owen Pidgeon reveals the simplicity of beans.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Sep 30 23:45:00 EST 2014

Best chickens for Canberra's backyards

Trio: Spring chickens are ideal for Canberra's backyards.

What hens suit the gardens of the capital? Owen Pidgeon reveals suitable chooks, but warns it is too easy to fall in love them.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Sep 23 23:45:00 EST 2014

Growing potatoes in Canberra

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Planting season for spuds is upon us and those wonderful, yellow-fleshed, waxy varieties are perfect for the plate and garden.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Sep 16 23:45:00 EST 2014

Bees are a Canberra gardener's best friend

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It's spring and hopefully the bee season will have a sting in its tail to keep our plants pollinated, writes Owen Pidgeon.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Sep 09 23:45:00 EST 2014

Baby carrots: How to grow them in Canberra

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They may be small, but baby carrots are full of goodness and worth the effort to nurture, writes Owen Pidgeon.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Sep 02 23:45:00 EST 2014

Home-grown beetroot secrets revealed

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Beetroot is too often synonymous with tins. Owen Pidgeon suggests you cannot beat the home-grown variety.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Aug 26 23:45:00 EST 2014

Tips on growing leeks in Canberra

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Owen Pidgeon reveals the secrets behind producing leeks for the kitchen, and now is the time to plant.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Aug 19 23:45:00 EST 2014

Best time to start tomato crop is winter

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Tomato seedlings can be nurtured now in a protected environment ready for spring planting, writes Owen Pidgeon.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Aug 12 23:45:00 EST 2014

How to propagate plants in a Canberra winter

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Rich rewards can be had in the kitchen if you propagate garden plants and trees now, writes Owen Pidgeon.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Aug 05 23:45:00 EST 2014

Spoil your soil, reap the benefits

THE KEY INGREDIENT: Organic matter is the lifeblood for living creatures in the soil.

Now is the time to feed the earth as mid-winter tightens its grip on your garden soil.

Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Jul 30 00:15:00 EST 2014

How to smoke meat with apple wood offcuts

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Once you've pruned the likes of apple trees, use the timber offcuts for wonderful woodsmoking, writes Owen Pidgeon.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jul 15 11:21:19 EST 2014

Fines herbes for planting in Canberra's winter

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Fines herbes have been used by French chefs over the centuries to enhance the flavour - and rightly so.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Mon Jul 07 17:25:00 EST 2014

Growing spinach has strong appeal in Canberra's winter

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Spinach is one vegetable that can grow well in our harsh winter and is very healthy eating, writes Owen Pidgeon.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Mon Jun 30 14:15:26 EST 2014

Secrets of growing kiwifruit in Canberra

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Kiwifruit vines can be grown in our region with a little care and protection, writes Owen Pidgeon.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Mon Jun 23 17:39:02 EST 2014

How to grow kale and cook kale chips

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This vegetable is highly nutritious, fun to grow and can be harvested throughout winter, writes Owen Pidgeon.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Mon Jun 16 17:01:41 EST 2014

How to grow winter peas in Canberra

A little potash can be added to the soil if you think the soil is a little acidic.

Owen Pidgeon offers advice on planting the best varieties for crop rotation and the table.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Mon Jun 09 16:47:18 EST 2014

Selecting pome fruit trees for Canberra

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Owen Pidgeon offers advice on the best varieties of apples, pears and quinces for the ACT region.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Mon Jun 02 13:05:42 EST 2014