Good Food - Owen Pidgeon
Owen Pidgeon is an orchardist and runs the Loriendale Organic Orchard near Hall.
May is a time for reflection about what has worked and what hasn't in the garden this year.
Good Food,Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Wed May 08 03:00:00 EST 2013
There are few plants that will germinate once the frosts set in and the soil temperature has dropped.
Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Wed May 01 03:00:00 EST 2013
Quince trees are a good option for Canberra.
Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Apr 17 03:00:00 EST 2013
At the farmer's markets growers get a chance to exchange information on the weather and the harvest.
Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Apr 03 03:00:00 EST 2013
The hot summer has been quite harsh on apples, but much more to the liking of tomatoes, capsicums and chillies.
Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Mar 27 03:00:00 EST 2013
To establish your fig tree, you must keep it well watered during hot, dry periods as their rooting system is quite shallow.
Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Mar 13 03:00:00 EST 2013
It is more than 400 years since o Cortes returned to Spain with both gold and ''golden apples''.
Drink | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Mar 06 03:00:00 EST 2013
The apple harvest began several weeks ago for us, although there's still plenty of time left in the season.
Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Feb 20 03:00:00 EST 2013
We have just had visitors from Sydney in search of early apples and sun-ripened peaches.
Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Feb 06 03:00:00 EST 2013
As the Royal Canberra Show approaches, many skilled home gardeners will be preserving fruit and vegetables for display.
Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Jan 30 03:00:00 EST 2013
Watering, mulching and weeding are just some of the tasks that should be on your to do list.
Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Jan 23 03:00:00 EST 2013
Jam making has a long history, and you can be part of it with just a few items of equipment, time and attention to detail.
Good Food,Cook | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Jan 16 03:00:00 EST 2013
It seems a long way from the Caspian Sea to the Southern Tablelands of NSW, but that's how far cherries have travelled through time.
Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Dec 19 03:00:00 EST 2012
In the big farms out west, the wheat and oats crops have fully ripened and the harvest has begun. Another crop ready to harvest is garlic.
Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Dec 12 03:00:00 EST 2012
When 1200 accountants met for their annual congress in Canberra recently, one of the guest speakers was Maggie Beer, who told the gathering about her commitment to seasonal food and about the...
Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Nov 28 03:00:00 EST 2012
As the days become hotter and longer, it's time to think about mulching. There are many types of mulch, but it all has one purpose - to keep moisture in and protect the surface.
Good Food | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Nov 28 03:00:00 EST 2012
Fruit trees need attention all year, but the rapid growth and fruit setting in spring brings extra needs.
Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Nov 21 00:00:01 EST 2012
Plan carefully and you can make a success of blueberries in Canberra.
Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Thu Nov 15 10:57:25 EST 2012
Owen Pidgeon goes in search of the best chicken for Canberra backyards.
Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Nov 07 03:00:00 EST 2012
Now is the time to look out for home-grown strawberries. Healthy plants in rich, compost-filled soil and with plenty of sunshine can produce 350 grams to 500 grams of berries in their second year of...
Food News | Owen Pidgeon | Wed Oct 31 03:00:00 EST 2012