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.

Home-grown beetroot secrets revealed

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

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

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

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

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

Planting fruit trees in Canberra region

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Winter is the best time to start planning your fruit tree planting, but beware poor drainage, writes Owen Pidgeon.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Mon May 26 15:35:47 EST 2014

Granny Smith descendant visits Canberra

Granny Smith apple.

Despite the rise of other varieties, Granny Smith apples still hold universal appeal.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Mon May 19 13:52:33 EST 2014

Growing citrus in Canberra for winter harvest

Owen Pidgeon reveals the juicy secrets of nurturing a bountiful citrus crop.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Wed May 14 11:43:22 EST 2014

Growing pecans in Canberra isn't nutty

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This variety of nut has been growing in Australia for more than 150 years and is worth the effort locally.

Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Wed May 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Olive harvest a time to plant

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If you dream of producing your own olive oil, remember that it takes at least 5 kilograms of olives to make a litre.

Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Wed May 07 03:00:00 EST 2014

Secrets of growing onions in Canberra

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Growing your onions from seed is a rewarding gardening experience.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Apr 30 03:00:00 EST 2014

Plant garlic now for summer bounty

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Garlic varieties fall into two families, the soft-neck and the hard-neck varieties.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Apr 23 03:00:00 EST 2014

Herb of freedom and promise

There are several herbs that can be planted now and grown through the winter, writes Owen Pidegon.

Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Apr 16 03:00:00 EST 2014

Beurre bosc pears are simply sweet

Beurre boscs are sometimes referred to as the ''aristocrats among pears'' and are great for desserts.

Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Apr 09 03:00:00 EST 2014