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.

Best cherries for summer fruit in Canberra

Growing cherry trees is a tricky affair but, if you have the time and space, the reward of festive fruit is luscious, writes Owen Pidgeon.

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

A Canberra gardening guide for Christmas and New Year

Make sure your vegie garden gets sufficient water while you're on holiday.

Owen Pidgeon reveals what to do to keep your garden green and happy over the summer holidays.

Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Dec 09 14:07:52 EST 2014

Garlic harvest: Tips and tricks for Canberra gardeners

Pull it up: Chiara Cattaneo and Sara Bigatti from Bergamo, Italy help harvest garlic at Loriendale.

Owen Pidgeon shares his hard-earned knowledge on how to get the best out of your garlic crop.

Food News,Canberra Life | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Nov 25 23:45:00 EST 2014

Choosing right fig tree to make jam in Canberra

Fig jam: delicious.

The Mediterranean fruit has a place in the capital's gardens and kitchens. Owen Pidgeon provides a guiding hand for the right selection.

Food News,Canberra Life | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Nov 18 23:45:00 EST 2014

Zucchini flowers: How to grow, harvest and cook zucchinis in Canberra

Tasty morsels: Stuffed zucchini flowers.

Zucchinis are easy to grow and can easily feed a family, but it is their flowers that are the biggest delight, writes Owen Pidgeon.

Food News,Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Nov 11 23:45:00 EST 2014

How to grow kohlrabi in Canberra region

This ancient European vegetable grows well locally and is ideal for spring salads, writes Owen Pidgeon.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Nov 04 23:45:00 EST 2014

Edible spring flowers for Canberra gardens

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Gardens are colourful at this time of year, so which flowers are great for the dinner table? Owen Pidgeon reveals his favourites.

Food News,National | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Oct 28 23:45:00 EST 2014

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