Summer, Summer Gardening, Using Produce

Using Your Produce: Tomato Relish

About this time of year I start to get a huge glut of summer produce with loads of zucchinis, tomatoes, stone fruit and alike. I regularly make jams and preserves to ensure that nothing goes to waste.

My favourite tomato preserve is Spicy Tomato Relish. It takes almost four hours to make but it is worth the effort. My recipe can be downloaded here: Spicy Tomato Relish Recipe

Corgettes, Using Produce

Too many zucchinis (courgettes)?

If, like me, you grow your own zucchinis, you may be experiencing a rather out-of-control glut. At the moment I’m getting a minimum of 2 ready-to-eat zucchinis a day – and if I’m not careful and don’t check the bed carefully, I get one the size of my forearm at least once a week.

What do I do with my abundance of zucchinis?

  • Give some to friends and neighbours
  • Make Zucchini and Bacon frittata: recipe
  • Make stuffed zucchinis: recipe
  • Make zucchini fritters: recipe
  • Make up a zucchini relish: recipe
  • Fry them in garlic

Want to grow your own? Download the handy fact sheet here: Zucchini growing guide

Garden Work, Summer, Summer Gardening, Uncategorized

Summer is here!


  • Set up Christmas garden lights and decorations
  • Weeding
  • Fertilise plants
  • Dead head flowers
  • Prune and shape hedge plants
  • Tidy old bulbs (do not cut off dead growth – it feeds the bulbs – just tie it up or hide amongst other plants)


  • Salad Vegetables: Asian Greens, Lettuce, Endive, Salad Greens, Silver Beet
  • Root Vegetables: Beetroot, Carrots, Parsnips
  • Brassicas: Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Mustard
  • Mediterranean Vegetables: Capsicum, Chilli, Tomatoes, Eggplants
  • Gourds and assorted: Pumpkins, Squash, Zucchini, Corn, Cucumber


  • Lettuce
  • Asian Greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchinis
  • Eggplants
  • Potatoes
  • Stone Fruit