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.

How to grow peas in Canberra

Peas are really a cool season crop which do best in a garden bed enriched with plenty of old compost.

Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Tue May 03 21:04:00 EST 2016

How to grow turnips in Canberra gardens

Turnips and beetroots can still be planted in Canberra gardens.

Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Apr 26 18:25:00 EST 2016

Gardening advice: How to grow garlic in Canberra

Dig in and get a bounteous crop of garlic together in Canberra.

Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Apr 19 17:52:00 EST 2016

How to grow quick autumn vegetables in Canberra

Plant your chard and other leafy greens at this time of year.

This is the transition month in the garden when the warmth of the summer days is coming to an end and the cold nights begin to arrive.

Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Apr 12 14:48:00 EST 2016

How to grow figs in Canberra gardens

Figs make for great eating.

A bountiful supply of figs is cause for celebration.

Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Apr 05 18:34:00 EST 2016

How to grow apples in Canberra gardens

Gravenstein Apple.

You're either 'cup half full' or 'cup half empty' in your thoughts about the apple season.

Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Mar 29 16:47:00 EST 2016

How to grow red Australian pears in Canberra

Red Sensation is a high-quality, smooth-tasting, sweet pear.

As the cooler days of autumn arrive, we look forward to the tastes of autumn too, and with taste comes colour.

Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Mon Mar 21 17:43:00 EST 2016

How to grow potatoes in Canberra

If you do not have your own potato supplies, then the Capital Region Farmers Market is an excellent option for local supplies.

It's time to harvest your potatoes.

Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Mon Mar 07 19:02:00 EST 2016

How to grow parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme in Canberra gardens

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are distinctly different plants but combined they make good companions in the kitchen.

It is now 50 years since Simon and Garfunkel released their song Scarborough Fair.  The lyrics and the music still swim through my head when I pass our kitchen garden.

Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Mar 01 17:30:00 EST 2016

How to grow snow peas in Canberra - gardening tips and advice

It's the perfect time to be planting peas.

Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Feb 24 00:15:00 EST 2016

Canberra Gardener: How to grow vegies in shady spots

A shaded spot can still be good for growing vegies.

What to grow when you've got a spot covered in shade.

Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Thu Feb 11 14:09:41 EST 2016

How to grow nectarines in Canberra - gardening tips

The golden fruit are a little tricky to cultivate in Canberra but worth the effort.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Feb 02 16:50:00 EST 2016

Summer salads: How to make them zing

Owen Pidgeon offers the secret to add zing to your summer salads.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jan 26 23:45:00 EST 2016

Owen Pidgeon: How to grow mulberries in the ACT

Mulberries.

One of the delights of summer are black mulberries. Here's how to grow and cook them.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jan 19 23:45:00 EST 2016

Owen Pidgeon: How to grow silverbeet in Canberra gardens

Owen Pidgeon shares his tips on growing silverbeet, otherwise know as chard, in the Canberra region.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jan 12 23:45:00 EST 2016

Owen Pidgeon: How to grow and cook apricots in Canberra

Impress your guests with home-made apricot Danish.

The taste of even one home-grown, ripe apricot stays deep in the memory.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Dec 15 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: How to grow great raspberries in Canberra for summer

One of the most delightful early summer treats is a dessert with a plateful of raspberries.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Dec 08 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon's tips on growing beetroot in Canberra

Beetroot is an adaptable vegetable, writes Owen Pidgeon, but there are still some things to know for growing healthy beets.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Nov 24 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon's tips on growing capsicums and chillies in Canberra

For thousands of years, growing capsicums and chillies have spread around the globe, and with a little care they can flourish in the ACT region.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Nov 17 23:45:00 EST 2015

How to grow nasturtiums good enough for Aubergine restaurant in Canberra

Nasturtiums can help whet the appetite with summer salads.

Aubergine took an interest in Owen Pidgeon's supplies of nasturtiums last summer, so here are his growing tips.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Nov 03 23:45:00 EST 2015