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 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

Owen Pidgeon: Space and water key to growing best pumpkins in ACT region

If you've got the space and the water, just one or two pumpkin plants can produce high yields if grown properly, writes Owen Pidgeon.

Eat Out | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Oct 27 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon's tips for growing the best eggplants for summer in Canberra

Grilled eggplant salad is a wonderful summer dish. Owen Pidgeon reveals how to grow your own in the Canberra region.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Oct 20 23:45:00 EST 2015

How to grow cucumbers in Canberra

Cucumbers make a crunchy addition to summer salads.

Owen Pidgeon reveals the best way to grow cucumbers in the Canberra region.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Oct 13 23:45:00 EST 2015

Secrets to growing the best zucchinis in Canberra gardens

Zucchinis are wonderful fast-growing vegetable with high yields. Owen Pidgeon shares his growing tips.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Oct 06 23:45:00 EST 2015

How to grow the best lettuce for summer salads in Canberra region

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We can thank the ancients for discovering the benefits of lettuce, which does not need much space to grow but needs ideal conditions.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Sep 29 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: How to grow the best potatoes in Canberra region

Want to grow the best spuds in Canberra? Owen Pidgeon reveals the best varieties to plant and then enjoy in the kitchen.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Sep 22 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: Early-season garlic tips for use in Canberra kitchens

Spring has arrived, but that does not mean you can't use your young, green garlic.

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

Why you should plant basil with your tomatoes in Canberra

If you really want a taste of the Mediterranean in your kitchen, growing basil with your tomatoes is the perfect culinary marriage.

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

How to set up backyard hens and fend off foxes in ACT region

Hens are a delightful addition to the suburban family, but beware the cunning foxes. Here's how to you get started.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Sep 01 23:45:00 EST 2015

Tomato growing: How to get an early crop in the ACT

Summer may seem a long way off, but with a pre-emptive strike you can enjoy tomatoes much earlier than normal, writes Owen Pidgeon.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Aug 25 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: What to plant in a raised garden bed in the ACT

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Spring nears, so here is a selection of plants for a raised garden bed to grow your own kitchen produce.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Aug 18 23:45:00 EST 2015