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 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

How to grow herbs, vegies and flowers on balconies in Canberra

No garden or land to grow your own produce? Here's how you can reap a flavoursome and colourful harvest from your balcony.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Aug 11 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: How to grow chicory in ACT gardens

Chicory was a popular coffee substitute during the war but is now also grown for other uses.

Chicory is a vegetable that is full of surprises and has a rich history.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Aug 04 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon's pesto with home-grown rocket recipe

Rocket is very simple to grow, writes Owen Pidgeon, who shares his pesto recipe made with the home-grown herb.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jul 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon shares his crop rotation plan for the best vegetable, herb gardens

Owen Pidgeon reveals his four-year plan that will give ACT gardeners the best results for growing vegetables and herbs.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jul 21 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: How to grow the best raspberries in Canberra

Raspberries are always a welcome addition to the kitchen.

Owen Pidgeon shares his raspberry-growing tips and a supreme raspberry pancake recipe.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jul 14 23:45:00 EST 2015

Greek stuffed cabbage leaves: Owen Pidgeon's twist on classic recipe

Owen Pidgeon champions the appeal of winter cabbage and offers his own twist on dolmades - Greek stuffed cabbage leaves.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jul 07 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: Secrets of growing radishes all year in Canberra

Radishes are one of the few garden vegetables that you can grow the whole year round. Here are Owen Pidgeon's tips on producing them.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jun 30 23:45:00 EST 2015

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

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The sweet taste of your freshly picked asparagus spears on the dinner table is simply the best.

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

Owen Pidgeon's selection of fruit trees for Canberra region gardens

Most plums will ripen in February or into March.

Owen Pidgeon offers a range of fruit tree varieties that can grow well in Canberra gardens.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jun 16 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: Secrets of growing fruit trees for Canberra gardeners

Espaliering fruit trees such as this pear suits Canberra gardens.

Dream of growing your own fruit? The path is long but very rewarding if you are prepared to work hard.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jun 09 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: How to grow citrus plants in pots to beat Canberra frosts

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Frost-free citrus trees in Canberra? Of course you can, reveals Owen Pidgeon, who also shares his stuffed baked apples with lemon syrup recipe.

Food News,Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jun 02 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: Culinary and historical delights of Centennial Trail

Owen Pidgeon takes us on a historical "food source" tour of the Centennial Trail, and gives us the good oil on olives with a beef roll recipe.

Cook,Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon's top tips for growing shallots in Canberra

Those long green "shallots" are really spring onions, writes Owen Pidgeon, who reveals the secrets of growing and cooking with eschalots.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue May 19 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: How to grow and cook Jerusalem artichokes in Canberra

Jerusalem artichokes are an iron-rich root crop and one of the few that can be harvested late autumn. Owen Pidgeon has two great recipes that are easy to make.

Food News,Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Tue May 12 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon's tips on growing rosemary and herbs in Canberra

With a little care, growing herbs in Canberra is not difficult and can result in a year-round supply of cooking ingredients.

Cook,Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue May 05 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: Apples of distinction for the perfect Queen Charlotte pie

Apple Charlotte.

Owen Pidgeon shares his apple Charlotte recipe.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Apr 28 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon's tips for growing garlic in Canberra

Garlic is so easy to buy, but why not grow your own? Owen Pidgeon shares his tips for nurturing this and other members of the allium family.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Apr 21 23:45:00 EST 2015