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.

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

How to grow walnuts in Canberra

The walnut harvest is about to start.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Mon Apr 13 23:45:00 EST 2015

Best quinces for jam, sauce recipes in Canberra district

Quince and apple sauce.

It is the season for quinces and here are the best varieties for making wonderful preserves, sauces and jellies.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Apr 01 14:24:58 EST 2015

How to grow and cook brussels sprouts in Canberra

Versatile: Sauteed brussels sprouts.

This cabbage gone wrong is rich in vitamins and brings character to the table.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Mar 31 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon's Loriendale orchard marks 25 years

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Loriendale Orchard, which grows 120 varieties of apples from more than 20 countries, will have an open day on March 28 to celebrate 25 years.

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

Canberra's autumn fig harvest bears fruit

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The autumn fig harvest is kicking in and these luscious fruits can be savoured roasted, stewed, dried and more -- or simply straight from the tree.

Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Mar 10 23:30:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: How to make most of pear season in Canberra

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Now is the season to enjoy fresh, ripe pears – and the many ways to cook and prepare them.

Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Mar 10 10:09:59 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: A mixed tomato harvest

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Never underestimate the history - and uses - of the humble tomato.

Drink | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Feb 25 13:17:45 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon: Apple harvest under way in Canberra

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They are ripe for the picking and will soon fill the markets, but how do you choose the best ones? Owen Pidgeon has a few tips.

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

Owen Pidgeon: How to harvest a green bean bounty

Green beans Owen Pidgeon Beans feature In the Garden for Food & Wine, February 18 the green beans are versatile ingredient in kitchen

Owen Pidgeon reveals the secrets to growing the best green beans in the Canberra region.

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

Owen Pidgeon: Nashi, the perfect pear

The Japanese have been harvesting this pome fruit for centuries and for good reason, writes Owen Pidgeon.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Feb 10 23:45:00 EST 2015

How to grow the best crop of strawberries in Canberra

Sweet harvest.

Strawberries and summer go hand-in-hand. Owen Pidgeon reveals how to improve your harvest and shares a great muffin recipe.

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

Brassicas for winter need sowing in summer

Summer is in full swing, but now is the best time to prepare for a crop of winter vegetables.

Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Tue Jan 27 23:45:00 EST 2015

Owen Pidgeon's tips for growing plums in Canberra

Blue ripe plums.

Which are the best plums for Canberra gardens? We look at the best varieties and suggest a great dessert.

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

Owen Pidgeon's top cucumbers to grow in Canberra

Summer salads without home-grown cucumbers just wouldn't be right. Owen Pidgeon shares his top tips for a bumper crop.

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

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